RAMALLAH, Saturday, September 26, 2020 (WAFA) – Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel, Maher Akhras, 50, has started his third month in hunger strike demanding his release, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission.
It said that the situation of Akhras is getting worse as he still refuses to take food supplements and has lost 20 kilograms of his weight.
The Israel Prisons Service is not allowing lawyers to visit Akhras, which delays reaching a deal that could lead to ending his hunger strike, it said.
Akhras is from Silat al-Daher town in the north of the West Bank. He was detained on July 27 and slammed with a four-month administrative detention order. He spent a total of four years in prison for resisting the occupation most of them in administrative detention.
He is married and a father of six.