Thirty Palestinian prisoners have continued their open-ended hunger strike for the third consecutive day to protest their administrative detention, a policy that means they are being held without charge or trial.
The prisoners also announced a boycott of all judicial procedures related to their administrative detention.
28 hunger strikers are held in Ofer Prison, while two others are held in the Negev and Hadarim prisons.
There are currently more than 760 Palestinian prisoners jailed under administrative detention orders out of a total of approximately 4,650 total Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
Administrative detention is a detention without charge or trial. It is 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, for a maximum renewable period of six months.
For decades, Israel has intentionally used administrative detention to detain individuals, including prisoners of conscience held solely for exercising their rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association, to punish them for their views and activism.