Two Detainees Announce Hunger Strike

February 16, 2017 1:20 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0
16 Feb
1:20 PM

In a press release, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that two detainees, held by Israel, have declared an open-ended hunger strike, starting today РThursday, protesting their continued imprisonment without charges or trial.

The PPS identified the two detainees as Jamal Abu al-Leil and Raed Fayez Mteir, and added that the two detainees received three consecutive arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, each for six months, since they were abducted.

It stated that Mteir was taken prisoner on February 14, 2016, while Abu al-Leil was abducted just one day later.

It is worth mentioning that Abu al-Leil is a former member of the Revolutionary Council of Fateh movement, while Mteir is the head of Qalandia Youth Center.

Both are from Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and were previously abducted and imprisonment several times.

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