RAMALLAH, Sunday, June 26, 2022 (WAFA) – Palestinian detainee Ra’ed Rayyan remains on hunger strike for 81 days in a row today demanding an end of his detention without charge or trial by the Israeli occupation authorities, according to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission.
Hasan Abed Rabbo, a spokesman for the Commission, told WAFA that Rayyan, who’s currently held in the infamous Ramla Prison Hospital, is suffering from a severe loss of weight, lack vitamins and proteins, dizziness, frequent vomiting and pains all over his body, adding that his health condition is worsening with time.
On Thursday, the Israeli occupation authorities reneged on a promise not to renew the administrative detention of Khalil Awawda, 40, another Palestinian detainee who had been on hunger strike for 111 days.
Israel’s widely condemned policy of administrative detention allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals usually ranging between three and six months based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.
Currently, Israel is holding over 500 Palestinians in administrative detention, deemed illegal by international law, most of them former prisoners who spent years in prison for their resistance of the Israeli occupation.
Amnesty International, has described Israel's administrative detention policy as a “cruel, unjust practice which helps maintain Israel’s system of apartheid against Palestinians.”