The Israeli occupation continues to use administrative detention without trial against Palestinian citizens and holds them in harsh prison conditions that affect their physical and psychological health.
30 Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons continue their hunger strike for the seventh consecutive day, protesting their ongoing administrative detention. They have announced boycotting all courts of the Israeli occupation.
28 of the prisoners on hunger striker are detained in Ofer prison, in 4 rooms in one ward, and the other two are in Negev prison, and in Hadarim prison.
This step comes in response to the increased policy or administrative detention by the Israeli authorities against Palestinians where the number has exceeded 760 administrative detainees, including children, women, the elderly, as well as sick detainees.
Administrative detention is defined as detention without charge or trial, based on a secret file that neither the detainee nor his lawyer have access to.
According to the military orders of the occupation, an administrative detention order can be renewed unlimited times, where an administrative detention order is issued for a maximum renewable period of six months.