The health condition of prisoner Kayed al-Fasfous, who has been on hunger strike since August 3 in protest at his administrative detention, has noticeably deteriorated.
Prisoner Fasfous cannot walk and stand and suffers from extreme fatigue and exhaustion, pains throughout his body, dizziness, and short-term memory loss.
Fafsous, from the city of Dura town in al-Khalil, has been detained since May 2. He has previously spent seven years in Israeli prisons.
Fafsous, a father of a little girl, went on a hunger strike for nine days in May 2023 and for 131 days in 2021 in protest against his administrative detention. He was also engaged in a hunger strike in 2019.
Three other Palestinian prisoners continued their open-ended hunger strike in protest at the continued violations and oppressive measures practiced by the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) against them.
Sultan Khallouf has been on hunger strike for the 31st day, while the prisoner Abdul-Rahman Barraqa has been on hunger strike for the 24th day, and the prisoner Mahir al-Akhras has been on hunger strike for the 11th day.
Administrative detention is ordered by the Israeli military commander and grounded on “secret file.” Under administrative detention policy, a prisoner is held without charge or trial for up to 6 months, which can be renewed.
Israel routinely uses administrative detention and has, over the years, placed thousands of Palestinians behind bars for periods ranging from several months to several years, without charging them, without telling them what they are accused of, and without disclosing the alleged evidence to them or to their lawyers.