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Three administrative detainees continue hunger strike, one for 109 days

Nov 09 2019

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Days Of Palestine - Ramallah

Three Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails remain on hunger strike against their illegal incarceration without charge or trial, one of them for 109 days in a row, the Palestinian Prisoners Commission said on Saturday.

Ismail Ali, from the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike for 109 days today. His health has seriously deteriorated due to his long fast, including a severe loss of weight, low visibility and inability to walk.

Another administrative detainee, Musab al-Hendi, has been on hunger strike for 47 days in protest against his administrative detention without charge or trial, was recently moved to hospital following a deterioration in her health, said the Commission.

The third hunger striker, Ahmad Zahran, who has been fasting for 49 days, and is also suffering a critical health condition due to his long fast. Zahran had his administrative detention order extended by four more months, two days before his current one was supposed to end.

Administrative detention is the imprisonment of Palestinians without charge or trial at orders from a military commander and on the basis of secret evidence. The order normally goes for six-month periods, indefinitely renewable by Israeli military authorities.

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