Four Palestinian detainees continue hunger-striking against administrative detention in Israeli jails

November 22, 2021

Four Palestinian detainees in the Israeli occupation jails continue open hunger strike protesting their administrative detention, the oldest of whom is Kayed Fasfous, who has been striking for 131 consecutive days. 

According to the Prisoners’ Information Office, the remaining striking detainees are, Hisham Abu Hawash, who has been striking for 97 days, Iyad Al Harimi, who has been striking for 61 days, and Luay Al Ashkar, who has been striking for 44 days.

In the same context, the repression units of the Israeli Occupation jails’ administration stormed, this morning, section 7 of Ramon jail, when the Palestinian detainees announced they were going to protest in many sections of the jail to get a public phone activated.

As soon as six Palestinian detainees managed to break free from the Gilboa high-security jail on September 6, the Israeli occupation authorities act in a vengeful manner with the rest of the detainees, practice collective punishment against them, and impose general restrictions that have reflected on life in jails

Furthermore, the Israeli occupying forces carried out several incursions and searches in jails and imposed restrictions on the entry of items, clothes, and food for detainees, and a large number of them were deprived of family visits.

The number of Palestinian detainees in the Israeli occupation jails until the end of last October is estimated at 4,650, including 34 female detainees, 160 minors, and about 500 administrative detainees, according to Palestinian statistics.