Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails suspends hunger-strike after 103 days

Nov 06,2020

The hunger-striker suffered from dysfunction of almost all of his body organs.

Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails, Maher Al-Akhras, suspended on Friday his hunger strike after 103 consecutive days in return for agreement to be released on 26 November.

Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said that the Israeli occupation authorities agreed to release Al-Akhras from prison on the aforementioned date.

Al-Akhras, a father of six who comes from the northern West Bank district of Jenin, was detained on July 27 and given four months of administrative detention without any clear and based.

He immediately went on hunger strike demanding his release from prison given the fact that he had been detained previously and spent several months under administration detention.

Israel’s widely condemned policy of administrative detention allows detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals usually ranging between three and six months based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.

Over the years, Israel has placed thousands of Palestinians in administrative detention for prolonged periods of time, without trying them, without informing them of the charges against them, and without allowing them or their counsel to examine the evidence.

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