The Palestinian prisoner Khalil Musbah, from Jenin refugee camp, continues his hunger strike for the fourth consecutive day, in protest against being held in Ashkelon’s solitary confinement for 34 days.
About a month ago, Mesbah was subjected to a brutal attack by Israeli jailers shortly after being transferred from Megiddo to the Ashkelon notorious isolation centre.
29 Palestinian prisoners are currently isolated in Ashkelon isolation centre, amid very difficult detention conditions, subjected to systematic ill-treatment.
Mesbah was detained in 2003 and has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. He suffers many health problems, worsened by the Israeli medical negligence policy.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh continues hunger strike for the 37th day in protest against his administrative detention, according to which he is held without charge or trial.
Awawdeh suffers many health problems including severe neck and back pains as he needs an urgent medical surgery. However, he only receives painkillers.
Awawdeh was moved to solitary confinement despite his critical health conditions.
Awawdeh, a father of four, was arrested more than one, most recently was in 2021 where he was held in administrative detention without charge or trial.
Since January 2022, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held without trial or charge in Israeli jails have been staging a boycott of Israeli courts to demand an end to the policy of administrative detention.
Administrative detention is incarceration without trial or charge and is widely used by Israel against the Palestinians solely on the pretext that a person plans to commit a future offence. It has no time limit and is based on alleged secret files.
There are currently more than 500 administrative detainees out of 4,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centres.