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Three Palestinian detainees in Israel on hunger strike protesting their administrative detention


RAMALLAH, Tuesday, July 07, 2020 (WAFA) – Three Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails are currently on hunger strike in protest against their administrative detention without charge or trial, today said the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

Odi Shehadeh, from Deheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, has been on hunger strike for 15 days in a row at Ofer military camp near Ramallah, Fadi Ghneimat, from the town of Surif, in the south of the West Bank, has been on hunger strike for 14 days and is being held at Ofer, and Mahmoud Saadi, from Jenin refugee camp in the north of the West Bank, has been on hunger strike for six days and is being held at Hadarim prison, said PPS.

Palestinians in administrative detention resort to hunger strike to force Israel to release them because otherwise they could be left in prison for long periods of time without charge or trial and based on secret evidence not available for even their lawyers.

There are currently over 350 Palestinian administrative detainees in Israel, including women and minors.


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