Musa Zahran, 53, a Palestinian under administrative detention in Israeli prison, ended his 15 day hunger strike, on Sunday, to protest his detention without a charge or trial, according to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission.
Hasan Abd Rabbu, the media advisor of the Detainees Affairs Commission, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Zahran made the decision to end his hunger strike when the Israel Prison Service agreed not to renew his current six-month administrative detention order.
Zahran, from Deir Abu Mesh’al, has already served a total of five years in Israeli prisons, and is currently in solitary confinement at Ofer detention facility.
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society stated that the detainee, Maher al-Akhras, on Friday, was transferred to Ramla Clinic when his condition deteriorated.
As of Sunday, Al-Akhras, 49, from the town of Silat al-Dhahr in Jenin, has been on hunger strike for 35 consecutive days.
The Palestinian Information Center reported that al-Akhras is now suffering from weight loss, severe fatigue, headaches and joint pains, he is refusing medical intervention.
The PPS added that Abd al-Rahman Shuaibat, 30, has been on hunger strike for 11 days, in protest of his administrative detention in the “Negev desert” prison.
Three prisoners from Deheisheh camp, Mustafa Al-Hasanat, 22, Ramiz Melhem, 23, and Yazan Balawi, 22, began hunger strikes 6 days ago, to reject their administrative detention in the Megiddo prison.
Mutassim Samara, 42, from Tulkarem, began a hunger strike 4 days ago, in protest of his administrative detention. Samara is a former prisoner who spent more than 17 years in occupation prisons. He is being held at the “Negev Desert” prison.
Another Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike is Mohamed Wahdan, from Rantis town in Ramallah, who has refused food for 26 days to reject his administrative detention, according to the PIC.
~ PPS, PIC