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Detainees Commission submit an appeal for release of prisoner on hunger strike for 39 days

RAMALLAH, Sunday, August 29, 2021 (WAFA) – The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission today submitted an appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court against the administrative detention of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Miqdad al-Qawasmi.

Qawasmi, a 24-year-old resident of the southern occupied city of Hebron, was detained in January 2021 and is currently held in Ofer prison.

He has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 39 consecutive days in protest of his administrative detention, without charge or trial.

Qawasmi has previously spent a total of four years in Israeli jails for resisting the occupation.

Palestinian administrative detainees, who are held for long periods without charge or trial and based on classified evidence, often resort to hunger strike to secure their freedom otherwise they can be kept in prison for several years.

T.R.

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