The Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawda, 40 years, from the town of Idna as well as the Palestinian prisoner Raed Rayan, 27 years, from the village of Beit Duqo, north of occupied Jerusalem west of Hebron, continue their hunger strike for the 68 days, and, for the 33 days respectively.
Awawda and Rayan are on strike in protest of their continued administrative detention in Israeli prisons.
Awawdeh suffers from headaches, pain in the joints, fatigue, irregular heartbeats, difficulty in breathing, vomiting blood, and loss of weight.
He transferred to the hospital but then returned to Ramle prison clinic despite a deterioration in his health.
The Israeli occupation has refused to respond to his request to end his administrative detention.
Awawda is a father of four girls, and the occupation forces arrested him on 27/12/2021 and transferred him to administrative detention without any accusation being brought against him.
He was previously arrested in the occupation detention centers several times.
Meanwhile, Rayan is being held in Ofer Prison. He also is reported to have health issues as a result of the long hunger strike.
Rayan was arrested on 3/10/2021 after the occupation forces raided his house.
He was transferred to administrative detention for a period of 6 months, but after the end of the detention period, it was renewed for an additional 4 months.
Israel’s policy of administrative detention allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.