RAMALLAH, Monday, August 31, 2020 (WAFA) – A Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel ended today a 23-day hunger strike after getting Israel to end his administrative detention and solitary confinement, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Commission.
It said Mohammad Wahdan, from the village of Rantis, near Ramallah, ended the hunger strike he started 23 days ago to protest his administrative detention without charge or trial after Israel agreed to release him on $1500 bail following changing his detention status from administrative into a case.
Another detainee, Mousa Zahran, 53, from Deir Abu Mishaal, near Ramallah, also ended yesterday a 12-day hunger strike after he was promised to end his administrative detention. He spent a total of five years in Israeli jails for resisting the occupation and was detained on July 7 and slammed with a six-month administrative detention order.
Meanwhile, Hussam Razzeh, 62, from the northern West Bank city of Nablus, started yesterday an open-ended hunger strike to protest his detention, according to the Prisoners Commission.
Razzeh was detained yesterday at an Israeli army checkpoint while on his way to Ramallah.
The Prisoners Commission said Razzeh suffers from several illnesses and was arrested several times in the past for his resistance activities. He spent a total of 18 years behind bars, some of them were spent in administrative detention during which he went on hunger strike to secure his release.