Despite his deteriorating health condition, the Israeli authorities transferred a detainee who began a hunger strike 40 days ago, from Kaplan Israeli Medical Center to solitary confinement in Nitzan prison, the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees has confirmed.

In a statement, the commission said the detainee Imad al-Batran, 47, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, started a hunger strike 40 days ago, protesting his continued arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges or trial.

It added that the detainee is facing various health conditions, including sharp pain in the abdomen, head, and joints, in addition to constant fatigue.

It is worth mentioning that, in the year 2013, the detainee held hunger-strike for 105 consecutive days, in addition to 36 days in the year 2016.

Palestinian Detainee Maintains Hunger Strike for 40 Days
Mar 31, 2021 at 08:00 

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) announced in a statement on Tuesday, that administrative detainee Imad Batran, 47, has is continuing his hunger strike after 40 days, to protest his administrative detention.

Batran, from Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, began his current hunger strike when Israeli authorities renewed his detention for the fourth consecutive time, on February 20, 2021.

The father of five has previously spent 10 years in Israeli jails, most of which were served without charges or a trial.

IN 2013, Batran refused food for 105 days in protest of his administrative detention, and again in 2016 for 36 days, which has consequently caused severe and chronic stomach pain and headaches.

Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association reports that Israel holds 440 Palestinians under Administrative Detention, defined as:

A procedure that allows Israeli occupation forces to hold prisoners indefinitely on secret information without charging them or allowing them to stand trial. The secret information or evidence cannot be accessed by the detainee nor his lawyer, and can according to Israeli military orders, an administrative detention order can be renewed for an unlimited time. The court issues an administrative detention order for a maximum period of six months, subject to renewal.”