On Sunday, August 28, 2022, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) has announced the dissolution of its organisational bodies in all Israeli occupation prisons, protesting the prison administration’s attempts to repudiate the agreements made last March to remove these unfair measures.
On September 1, 2022, 1,000 prisoners are planning to go in an open hunger strike if the prison administration did not abide by the agreements made.
By dissolving the representative bodies, the Israel Prisoner Service will have to deal with prisoners as individuals, and not through the bodies representing them.
Meanwhile, Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawda, 40, from Hebron, continues his hunger strike for the 169th day, protesting against his administrative detention, in addition to the 21st day of hunger strike for the two brothers, Ahmed Mousa, 44, who has been transferred to Al-Ramle prison clinic, and Adel, 34.
Awawda is a father of four girls, and his health condition is very serious now. He resumed his hunger strike on July 2, 2022 after holding it following promises to release him after completing 111 days of hunger strike, however, the IPS did not release him until now, but it rather issued another 4 months of administrative detention against him.
He has been arrested since December 27, 2021, under an administrative detention order for 6 months, which was renewed for the second time for 4 months.
Administrative detention is detention without charge or trial, based on a secret file that neither the detainee nor his lawyer have access to. According to the military orders of the occupation, an administrative detention order can be renewed unlimited times, and it is issued for a maximum renewable period of six months.
Currently, the Israeli occupation detains about 4,550 Palestinians, including 31 women, 175 children, 700 administrative detainees, and 500 patients.