Five Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli occupation prisons continue their open-ended hunger strike, as a protest against their “administrative detention” (or detention without trial) and solitary confinement.
More generally, 100s of administrative detainees continue their mass boycott of occupation courts.
Khalil Awawda, from Idna, west of Hebron, continues his hunger strike for the 107th consecutive day. He is demanding an end to his administrative detention in light of his deteriorating health condition.
Raed Rayan continues his open hunger strike for the 71st consecutive day, in protest against his administrative detention.
Zakaria al-Zubaidi today entered the 12th consecutive day of his hunger strike, in support of Awawda and Rayan.
Yaqoub Gwadra entered his 16th day hunger strike, in protest against the conditions of his detention, including solitary confinement.
Muhammad Nawara has reached his third consecutive day of hunger strike, in protest against being subjected to 11 months of solitary confinement in Raymond prison.
Approximately 600 administrative detainees continue to boycott occupation’s courts for the 167th consecutive day. They are demanding a complete end to administrative detention.
Administrative detention is detention without charge or trial. Neither detainees nor their lawyers are able to inspect the evidential basis of the charges against them.
In April 2022, Israeli occupation authorities issued 154 administrative detention orders against Palestinians, for periods ranging from two to six months.
The orders can be infinitely renewed.
According to the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Prisoners Affairs Commission, in May 2022 there were approximately 4,600 Palestinian detainees in occupation prisons, including 31 women, 172 children, and 682 administrative detainees.