The Palestinian prisoners are:
– Al-Ghadanfar Abu Atwan, 28, from Dura Hebron. He has been on hunger strike for 40 days in objection to his administrative detention, and he has been detained since October 2020.
He had been arrested several times, and previously went on a hunger strike to object to his administrative detention in 2019.
– Khader Adnan, 43, from Jenin, has been on a hunger strike for 15 days in objection to his administrative detention.
He is being held in Al-Jalama detention center after being arrested by the occupation intelligence which issued an administrative detention order against him for one month.
Adnan had previously been arrested 12 times and this is the fifth hunger strike during his years of detention.
– Amr Al-Shami, 18, from Jenin camp, has been on hunger strike for 14 days, in objection to administrative detention.
He is held in Megiddo Prison, where he went on a hunger strike after finishing his one-year sentence, but the occupation turned him into administrative detention.
– Youssef Al-Amer, 28, from Jenin camp, has been on hunger strike for 14 days in objection to his administrative detention.
He is held in Megiddo Prison. He went on a hunger strike after the occupation turned his detention into administrative detention after the end of his sentence, despite being a former prisoner who spent years in the occupation prisons.
– Jamal Al-Taweel, 59, from Ramallah, has been on hunger strike for 11 days, in objection to continuing his detention and the administrative detention of his daughter, Bushra al-Taweel.
He was arrested several times, with a total of more than 16 years of detention, and the occupation re-arrested him at the beginning of June 2021 in administrative detention for a period of 6 months, and his daughter, Bushra, was arrested several times and is now held Damon prison. Bushra has been detained since November 2020, shortly after her release.
– Mohamed Masalmah, who has been on hunger strike for 11 days.
Administrative detention is defined as detention without charge or trial, based on a secret file that nor the detainee or his lawyer has access to.
According to the military orders of the occupation, an administrative detention order can be renewed many times up to a maximum renewable period of six months.
The occupation is currently holding 450 Palestinian detainees in its prisons under administrative detention orders, including three female detainees.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK calls for launching a campaign of solidarity with the six Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike to demand their immediate release, as their ongoing detention and hunger strike poses a threat to their lives.