The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested at least 19 Palestinian citizens, including a woman and three minors, during a large-scale raid campaign at dawn Monday in different West Bank areas.
Eleven citizens were rounded up from their homes during an IOF campaign in Bethlehem.
The detainees were identified as: Ashraf Mustafa Salah, 43, his son Mustafa, 17, Ibrahim Mahmoud Salah, 40, his son Mahdi, 17, Jaafar Yaqoub Dadu’, 47, his son Ibrahim, 16, Atta Sobeih, and his son Abdullah, 17, Shadi Ali Asakreh, 25, Mahmoud Salem Sabah, 23, and Issa Mustafa Al-Arouj, 30.
The IOF also kidnapped two citizens from Nablus, including the female ex-prisoner Farid Abdel Latif Najm, four young men from Ramallah, and another one from the Tulkarem refugee camp. Another young man was also detained in Hebron.
Three administrative detainees on hunger strike
Three Palestinian prisoners have continued their open hunger strike in protest against their administrative detention, according to which they are held without charge or trial for an indefinite period of time.
The prisoner Khalil Awawda has been on strike for nearly six months, protesting his renewed administrative detention.
Earlier on Sunday, Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal to release the Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawda, who has been on hunger strike for nearly six months in protest against his renewed administrative detention.
Rights sources affirmed that the Israeli court approved the Israeli military commander’s decision to suspend the administrative detention of Khalil Awawda and refused his release.
Awawda was also allowed to remain in hospital as his health rapidly deteriorated.
Following an Israeli court decision freezing his administrative detention on Friday, Awawda decided to continue his hunger strike until his release.
Meanwhile, the two imprisoned brothers, Ahmed and Adal Hussein Musa, have continued their hunger strike since their arrest on August 7 in protest against their administrative detention.
Ahmed, 44, is a former prisoner who carried out a hunger strike in 2019 that lasted for 29 months before being suspended after his release.
Adal, 34, is a former prisoner who spent about seven years in Israeli jails.