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Three Palestinian prisoners remain on hunger strike in Israeli jails

Three Palestinian prisoners remain on hunger strike in Israeli jails
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RAMALLAH, Sunday, June 20, 2021 (WAFA) – Three Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention are currently on an open-ended hunger strike in protest of their administrative detention, without a charge or trial, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

Ghadanfar Abu Atwan, 28 years old, from the town of Dura, south of Hebron, has been on hunger strike for the 47 days in protest of being detained without a charge or trial. He’s currently held captive in Kaplan Medical Center.

Khader Adnan, 43, from Jenin, also remains on his hunger strike for the 22nd day in a row in protest of his administrative detention.

He’s currently held in difficult conditions in Al-Jalma Detention Center.

Jamal Al-Taweel, 59 years old, from Ramallah, continues his hunger strike for the 18th day in a row, against to the Israeli authorities’ continued administrative detention of his daughter, journalist Bushra Al-Taweel. He’s currently held in solitary confinement in Hasharon Prison.

Israel's widely condemned practice of administrative detention allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals ranging between three and six months based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.

Amnesty International has once described Israel’s use of administrative detention as a "bankrupt tactic" and has long called on Israel to bring its use to an end.

Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes as a way to protest their illegal administrative detention and to demand an end to this policy, which violates international law.

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