Palestinian administrative detainee joins ongoing hunger strike

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RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COMThe Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission on Sunday said that the administrative detainee Munir al-Abed, 22, has started a hunger strike in Israeli jails in protest at his detention without charge or trial.

The Commission said that the Israel Prison Service as a punishment placed al-Abed in an isolation cell and decided to prevent him from seeing his family.

The Israeli occupation authorities arrested al-Abed in February and ever since he has been detained administratively without charge or indictment.

In addition to al-Abed, 9 Palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike in Israeli jails for different periods in protest at their administrative detention, including Huthaifa Halabiya, Ismail Ali, Mohammed Abu Akar, Mustafa al-Hasanat, Hasan al-Zaghari, Ahmad Ghannam, Sultan al-Khalouf, Hamza Awwad and Hassan Awwad.

 

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