Palestinian detainee Maher Al-Akhras, held by Israel without charges or trial, has suspended a hunger strike that lasted for 23 days, protesting his Administrative Detention without charges or trial.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said  Al-Akhras suspended the strike to allow his lawyer to begin talks with the authorities after the Israeli prosecution filed charges against him, including allegations of “incitement,” ahead of a court hearing scheduled for October 26.

Maher Al-Akhras, 52, from Silat Ath-Thaher, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, began the hunger strike immediately after the soldiers abducted him on August 23.

He is a former political prisoner who spent at least five years in Israeli prisons, and in the year 2020, he held a hunger strike for 103 days, protesting his continued Administrative Detention without charges.

Al-Akhras, a married father of six children, is currently held at the Al-Jalama Israeli prison.