Two Palestinian prisoners suspended their hunger strike they launched months ago against Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention.
Kayed Fasfous, 34, has ended his 131-day-long strike after reaching a deal with Israeli prison authorities to free him on 14 December.
Ayyad al-Harimi, 28, also stopped his 62-day hunger strike as he received an Israeli promise to set him free in March 2021.
Meanwhile, Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash has continued hunger strike for 98 days and Luay al-Ashkar for 45 days respectively in protest against their administrative detention.
Earlier last week, Miqdad al-Qawasmeh and Alaa al-Arej had also suspended their month-long hunger strike after Israeli authorities agreed to end their administrative detention without charge or trial.
Hunger strikes are common among Palestinian prisoners, especially administrative detainees, and have helped secure concessions from Israeli authorities in the past.
Administrative detention is a policy that allows Israel to hold Palestinians for months and even years without charge or trial, in total violation of the prisoners’ right to due process.
Israel currently holds 4,650 Palestinians, including 34 women, 160 children, and 500 administrative detainees, according to observers.