Seven Palestinian detainees, including one woman continue hunger strike

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RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COMThe Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that seven detainees in Israeli prisons, including one woman, are ongoing with hunger strike, protesting being held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial.

The Committee stated that one of the detainees, identified as Ahmad Abdul-Karim Ghannam, 42, from Doura town, southwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, started the hunger strike 79 days ago, and is facing serious complications, especially since he also has cancer.

The second detainee, Ismael Ali, 30, from Abu Dis near Jerusalem, was taken prisoner in February of this year and started his strike 69 days ago.

The third detainee is Tareq Qa’dan, 46, from Jenin governorate in Northern West Bank; he started the strike 62 days ago. He was frequently abducted and imprisoned, spending a total of 11 years in prison.

The fourth detainee is Mos’ab al-Hindi, 29, from Tal town near the northern West Bank city of Nablus; he was taken prisoner on September 4th and started the strike seven days ago.

Al-Hindi is a former political prisoner who previously also went on hunger strike for being held under Administrative Detention orders which were renewed for a total of 24 times, over the course of numerous abductions and imprisonment.

The fifth detainee is Monir Bassel Sawafta, 36, from Tubas in northeastern West Bank; he was abducted on March 29th and received a six-month Administrative Detention order. He is a former political prisoner who was held for a total of four years in prison prior to his current detention.

The sixth detainee, Ahmad Zahran, 42, from Deir Abu Mashal town, near Ramallah in central West Bank, started his strike seven days ago. He is a married father of four and was abducted this past March.

Zahran started the strike seven days ago after Israel refused to release him, despite an agreement that was reached after he held a 39-day hunger strike earlier this year.

The seventh detainee is Hiba al-Lubbadi, 24, a bearer of a Jordanian and a Palestinian citizenship, who was abducted when she was traveling to Jenin to visit with her family.

She was taken prisoner on the border terminal between Jordan and the occupied West Bank and was subjected to harsh interrogation for 25 consecutive days, before she was slapped with an Administrative Detention order, and started the hunger strike seven days ago.

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