Six Palestinian prisoners are still continuing their open hunger strike, in protest against the administrative detention policy practiced by the occupation authorities against them.
The striking prisoners in the occupation prisons are:
- Kayed Al-Fasfous, 32, from Dura, south of Hebron. He is on a hunger strike for the 54th consecutive day.
- Miqdad Al-Qawasmeh, 24, from Hebron, completed the 47th day.
- Alaa Al-Araj, 34, from Tulkarm, completed the 29th day.
- Hisham Abu Hawash, from Hebron, completed the 21st day.
- Raiq Bisharat completed the 16th day.
- Shadi Abu Aker completed the 13th day.
Threats to the lives of the striking prisoners are increasing, especially for Al-Qawasma and Fasfous, who has been on a hunger strike for nearly two months.
Palestinian human rights groups said that the administration of the occupation prisons transferred the prisoner Al-Qawasma to the Israeli “Kaplan” hospital, as his health seriously deteriorated.
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.
Israel holds about 4,850 prisoners in its prisons, including 41 female prisoners, 225 children, and 550 administrative detainees, according to institutions specialized in Palestinian prisoner affairs.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK recently called for the launch of a solidarity campaign with the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, demanding their immediate release, as their detention while on strike poses a serious threat to their lives.