Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawda, 40, completed 94 days, while Raed Rayan, 27, completed 59 days of their ongoing hunger strike against their administrative detention.
10 days ago, the occupation authorities returned Awawda to the Ramle clinic hospital, despite his deteriorating condition. This move came after one day following an Israeli Supreme Court decision to transfer Awawda to the hospital due to his critical health condition.
Awawda and Rayan suffer from severe joint pain, headache, severe dizziness, blurred vision, and inability to walk.
It is worth mentioning that the occupation prison administration has transferred Awawda to civilian hospitals many times to undergo medical examinations, but doesn’t enable him to do so and returns him back to prison, claiming that he has not reached a critical stage.
Awawda, the father of four, from Hebron, was arrested for the fifth time on December 27, 2021, with an administrative detention order for six months, which is also his third administrative detention.
Rayan, from Jerusalem, was arrested on November 3, 2021, in administrative detention for six months. His administrative detention was renewed for another four months, after which he began his open hunger strike. He had previously spent 21 months in administrated detention.
Administrative detention is detention without charge or trial, and without allowing the detainee or his lawyer to have access to inspect the evidence.
Last April, the Israeli occupation authorities issued 154 administrative detention orders against a number of Palestinian prisoners, renewable several times, for periods ranging from two to six months.
The number of Palestinian prisoners in the occupation prisons until the end of May 2022 has reached 4,600 , including 31 women, 172 children, 682 administrative detainees, 500 sick detainees, 551 sentenced to life, and 214 detainees who have been imprisoned for more than 20 years.