Prisoner in hospital (archive image)

The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) transferred, on Sunday, Palestinian detainee Wajdi al-Awawdeh, from the town of Dersamet, in the occupied West Bank, to the hospital.

According to the family of the prisoner, they received a call from an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) informing them that he had been transferred to Ramla prison hospital, after his health markedly deteriorated.
He has continued his hunger strike for some 30 days, rejecting his administrative detention, an archaic detention procedure dating back to the days of Mandate Palestine, in which a prisoner is detained indefinitely, without charge or trial.