A Palestinian political prisoner who started a hunger strike 70 days ago, protesting being held under the illegal and arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, was slapped with a new order for six additional months.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the new order was issued Tuesday, against Tareq Qa’dan, 46, and was made just one day before his current six-month order was set to expire.

The PPS stated that this order is part of Israel’s ongoing violations against the detainees, and their basic rights, and its refusal to end its illegal and escalating arbitrary policies.

It added that Qa’dan, from ‘Arraba town south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, is ongoing with the hunger strike for the seventieth consecutive day and intends to continue his protest against the illegal Administrative Detention orders.