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Palestinian detainee in Israel on hunger strike for 35 days, says prisoners’ advocacy group

Palestinian detainee in Israel on hunger strike for 35 days, says prisoners’ advocacy group
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails for resisting the occupation. (File photo)

RAMALLAH, Thursday, March 25, 2021 (WAFA) – A Palestinian held in administrative detention in Israel since January 27, 2020, has been on hunger strike for 35 days in protest against his continued detention, today said the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Commission.

It said Imad Batran, 47, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, went on hunger strike after his administrative detention was renewed for the fourth time in a row on January 21, and which is supposed to end on May 17, unless renewed once again.

Batran spent a total of 10 years in Israeli prisons for his resistance of the occupation, most of them were in administrative detention without charge or trial and based on secret evidence seen only by the judge.

He already observed two previous hunger strikes in protest against his detention, one in 2013 and lasted for 105 days, and the second in 2016 and lasted for 35 days.

Palestinian detainees often resort to hunger strike to secure their release.

M.K.

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