Publish date8 Nov 2021 - 9:08
Story Code : 525944

Palestinian prisoners join protest by six hunger striker inmates

Palestinian prisoners have voiced solidarity with six inmates who have been on hunger strike for weeks to protest against their illegal administrative detention by Israeli regime.
Palestinian prisoners join protest by six hunger striker inmates
Palestinian official news agency WAFA said thousands of Palestinians in Israeli jails have rejected meals in solidarity with six fellow inmates who have been on hunger strike during the past weeks protesting their illegal administrative detention by Israeli regime.
 
The longest strike among the six is reportedly by Kayad al-Fastous who has rejected meal for 116 days while Miqdad Qawasmeh has been on strike for 109 days, Alaa Aaraj for 92 days, Hashem Abu Hawwash 82 days, Ayyad Hureimi for 46 days and Lo'ai al-Ashqar for 28 days.
 
Over 4,500 Palestinian inmates have reportedly joined the strike in one day.
 
Hassan Abed Rabbo, a spokesman for the Palestinian Authority (PA)'s Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs said all the six inmates are in hospital and in critical condition with Fastous and Qawasmeh suffering the from the worst health condition of all.
 
The commission has warned of death threat for Fastous and serious health conditions for Qawasmeh as he suffers from serious problems in his kidney, liver and lungs.
 
The six Palestinian hunger strikers have been demanding an end to their administrative detention based on a "secret file" denied to be viewed even by their lawyers.
 
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