For 35 days, Khalil Awawdeh continues his hunger strike in Israeli prisons

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Palestinian administrative detainee in Israeli prisons, Khalil Awawdeh, continues his open-ended hunger strike for the 35th day in a row.

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and ex-Detainees’ Affairs said that Awawdeh has been on a hunger strike for 35 days.

His move came in protest of his unfair administrative detention without a charge or trial by Israeli occupation authorities.

‘Israel’ detained Awawdeh, a 40-year-old resident of the southern occupied city of Hebron, on December 27, 2021.

Since March 3, he has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 28 consecutive days.

‘Israel’ holds Awawdeh at the Ofer prison, in western Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

The Commission noted his health condition is deteriorating severely.

He is constantly feeling cold and suffers from inability to move for some time.

He also suffers from headache, powerful fatigue and exhaustion.

Besides, he has lost over 9 kilograms of his weight.

On the 11th day of his hunger strike, the Ofer administration transferred him to solitary confinement.

The Ofer administration also prevents Awawdeh from taking a daily walk outside the cell.

According to family sources, Khalil is only drinking water to stay alive and he is also not eating anything, as a part of his open-ended strike.

He has not taken any medical supplies.

Moreover, Awawdeh has previously spent a total of 12 years in Israeli prisons for resisting the occupation.

The 12 years included 5 years of administrative detention.

‘Israel’ released him on June 30, 2016. He is married and a father of four girl children.

(Source / 06.04.2022)

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