Three Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons are continuing their open-ended hunger strike, protesting against their arbitrary detention.
Those are: Kayed Al-Fafsous, 34, father of one girl. He is from Dura in Hebron, and has been on strike for 41 days. He has been detained since May 2. He is a former prisoner who spent about 7 years in the occupation prisons. At the end of May, he went on a hunger strike for 9 days. In 2021, he went on a strike against his administrative detention for 131 day, qnd he is currently detained in Negev prison.
Sultan Khallouf, 42, from Burqeen, near Jenin. He has been on strike for 41 days since his arrest at the beginning of August 2023, after an administrative detention order was issued against him for four months. He is a former prisoner who spent years in the occupation prisons, and went on a hunger strike in 2019 for 67 days, protesting against his administrative detention. He is currently detained in Al-Jalama prison.
Maher Al-Akhras, 52, from Silat Al-Dhahr in Jenin, has been on strike for 21 days. He is a former prisoner who spent five years in the occupation prisons, the last of which was in 2020, where he went in an open hunger strike for 103 days, protesting against his administrative detention. He is married and a father of six, and is currently detained in Al-Jalama prison.
It is worth noting that the health condition of the striking detainees continues to deteriorate, however, the prison administration has not responded to any of their demands.
The number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in the occupation prisons is about 5200 prisoners, including 1300 administrative detainees in 24 different detention centres and camps of the occupation army. There are 35 women and girls detained in the occupation prisons, while the number of prisoners who have been sentenced to life imprisonment is 559.