Two Detainees Holding Hunger Strikes Protesting Administrative Detention

March 22, 2017 2:10 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0
22 Mar
2:10 PM

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Wednesday, that two detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges, are ongoing with hunger strikes they started last month.

The PPS said that detainee Rafat Hussein Shallash, 34, from Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, was abducted by the soldiers on January 17, 2016, and received three consecutive Administrative Detention orders, each for six months.

The married father of three children started his strike on March 16, 2017, at the Negev detention camp; he was previously repeatedly abducted and imprisoned, and spent seven years in prison, and has two brothers, Mohammad and Yosri, who are also imprisoned by Israel.

The PPS added that detainees Akram Yousef al-Fseesy, 34, from Ethna town, west of Hebron, was abducted on March 19, 2016, and received two consecutive Administrative Detention orders, each for six months, and started his hunger strike on March 19, 2017.

He was previously imprisoned by Israel, and spent 5.5 years in various detention and interrogation centers, and was also held under Administrative Detention, and held two hunger strikes, one for 58 days, and the other for 70 days. The married father of four is currently held at the Ofer Israeli prison.

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