Number of Striking Palestinian Administrative Detainees in Israel jails Rises
The number of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails rose to 50, protesting against administrative detention policy.
Administrative detention is ordered by the Israeli military commander and grounded on “secret file.” Under administrative detention policy, a prisoner is held without charge or trial for up to 6 months that can be renewed.
The striking prisoners also continue to boycott the Israeli courts in protest against their detention.
Dozens of prisoners’ families and human rights groups held a solidarity vigil in support of the striking prisoners in Al-Bireh city, in the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) revealed that twenty Palestinian detainees joined thirty administrative detainees who declared a hunger strike 15 days ago.
As of September 2022, 800 Palestinian administrative detainees are held in Israeli jails, the highest since 2015.
Thus, we stress the need to put pressure on Israel to put an end to its racist policy that violates international laws, and to immediately release all administrative prisoners.