Four Palestinian administrative detainees, held by Israeli, remain on hunger strike against their indefinite incarceration without charge or trial, including one who has been consistently refusing food for 97 days in a row, the Palestinian Prisoners Commission said, today.
Ismail Ali, from Abu Dis, to the east of Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike for 97 days, today. The Israeli High Court, yesterday, rejected his petition for release. The commission said that Aliâs health has seriously deteriorated, due to his long fast.
Another administrative detainee, Hiba Labadi, a Jordanian citizen who has been on hunger strike for 35 days, also in protest against her administrative detention without charge or trial, was transferred to hospital following a deterioration in her health, said the Prisoners Commission.
Labadi was arrested upon her arrival at Allenby Bridge crossing with Jordan, on her way into the West Bank, and has been on hunger strike since then, protesting her torture and detention.
A third hunger striker, Ahmad Zahran, who has been fasting for 37 days, has had his administrative detention order extended by four more months, two days before his current one was supposed to end.
The fourth is Musab Hindi, who has been on hunger strike for 35 days, also demanding his release from administrative detention.
Two other administrative detainees, Tareq Qadan and Ahmad Ghannam, have recently ended their long hunger strike after they were guaranteed that their administrative detention would not be renewed past the present period, WAFA correspondence reports.
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)