RAMALLAH, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (WAFA) – Despite being on hunger strike for 84 days, a Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel insists on ending his illegal incarceration before ending his fast.
Raed Rayyan, 27, from the village of Biddo, west of Jerusalem, has lost weight and is suffering from pain, headaches, and vomiting due to his long fast demanding his freedom, according to Hasan Abed Rabbo, spokesman of the Prisoners Affairs Commission.
He told WAFA that Rayyan spent two months in solitary confinement, which worsened his health condition.
Another administrative detainee, Mohammad Awawda, 40, from the town of Idna in the south of the West Bank, ended last week his hunger strike after 111 days of fast after he was promised not to renew his current detention period. However, Israel reneged on its promise and renewed his detention for four more months and has isolated Awawda from the outside world, not allowing even his lawyer to meet with him or check on his condition.
There are currently 682 Palestinians held in administrative detention in Israel without charge or trial.