Days of Palestine

Friday, March 31

2 Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger Strike in Israeli Jails

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Two Palestinian detainees in the Israeli occupation prisons continue their open hunger strike, in protest against their administrative detention and violations against them by the Israeli prisons administration.

The detainee, Adal Mousa, 34, is on hunger strike for the 35th consecutive day, in refusal of his continued administrative detention.

The Israeli occupation had issued an administrative detention order against him for three months. 

Mousa is a former prisoner, as he spent about seven years in the occupation prisons, five of them continuously, and he is still being held in the Israeli Ofer Prison. He is married and a father of two children.

In a related context, the prisoner Jawad Jawarish, 41, from Bethlehem, continues his open hunger strike for the ninth consecutive day in Israeli “Ashkelon” prison, demanding to meet his two detained brothers Abdullah and Orabi Jawarish.

The prisoner Jawarish, who has been detained since 2002 and sentenced to life imprisonment, was denied visiting his two brothers 20 years ago, under the pretext that there was a “security ban” against them. Today, after they were detained, he demands to meet them.

It is noteworthy that his brother Abdullah is administratively detained in the Israeli “Negev”, and Orabi is still detained in “Ofer” prison.

The prisoner Jawarish was subjected to isolation several times by the Israeli prisons administration. He is married and a father of two daughters, one of whom was eight months old when he was detained.