Occupied Palestine – 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 48 days in a row to protest against his administrative detention, with a clear deterioration inflicted upon his health condition.
Awawdeh was moved from solitary confinement at Ofer to al-Ramleh clinic prison after his health condition has deteriorated, according to Commission of Detainees Affairs.
The commission pointed out that detainee suffers from pains in the head and joints, exhaustion and emaciation, as he has lost over 16 kg of his weight.
The commission noted that the Israeli occupation authorities refuse to end the arbitrary administrative detention imposed against detainee Awawdeh, even though there is a notable deterioration in his health condition.
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 14 days in a row in a protest against holding him in administrative detention.
According to Palestinian figures, about 4,500 Palestinians, including 32 women and 160 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.