Five political prisoners in Palestinian Authority prisons continue their open hunger strike for the 35th day, in protest against their continued detention for 147 days.
On September 26, 2022, 6 Palestinian detainees held by the Palestinian security services in the Beituniya Carpentry case, entered an open hunger strike until their release.
The health conditions of the striking detainees deteriorated significantly.
A week ago, the PA released Ahmed Khasib, leaving Ahmed Harish, Munther Raheeb, Jihad Wahdan, Khaled Al-Nawabet, and Qassam Hamayel, a student at Birzeit University in prison.
The family of the detainee, Ahmed Harish, states that despite their expectations to be released, the detainees were transferred to prison with criminals and held in poor conditions of detention, and in overcrowded cells.
In a hasty trial, the detainees were charged with setting up explosive materials to destabilise public security and order.
The detainees denied the statements which were taken from them with force and under torture.
On September 7, the families of the detainees held a press conference in front of the Ramallah court in which they refused the criminal charges raised against them in the “Beituniya Carpentry” case, in which 19 persons were arrested, 11 of them were released.
The PA in the occupied West Bank continues to arrest activists, journalists and university students, and subjects them to torture, solitary confinement, medical negligence, and other violations.