Two Palestinian detainees continue hunger strike battling administrative detention

Occupied Palestine (QNN) – Two Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails are continuing their open-ended hunger strike to protest their administrative detention without charge or trial.

Detainee Khalil Awawdeh has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 86 days in a row to protest against his administrative detention, with a clear deterioration inflicted upon his health condition.

Detainee Awawdeh is now suffering different health problems including pains in the head and joints, exhaustion and emaciation, continued vomiting, unstable heart rates, blurred vision in addition to a sharp loss of weight.

A father of four children, citizen Awawdeh was detained on December 27, 2021 and put on administrative detention without charge or trial.

In the same context, detainee Raed Rayyan, a resident of Beit Duqqu to the northwest of occupied Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike for 51 days in a row in a protest against holding him in administrative detention.

Citizen Rayyan was detained by Israeli forces on November 3, 2021, after raiding on his home in the town of Beit Duqqu.

According to Palestinian figures, about 4,500 Palestinians, including 32 women and 160 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.

Among them, close to 530 Palestinians are currently being held under Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention without charge or trial.

(Source / 27.05.2022)

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