Two Palestinian political prisoners, held by Israeli under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, continue with hunger strikes, demanding to be released.

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that Khalil Awawda, 40, from Ethna town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, began the hunger strike 52 days earlier.

The Committee added that Khalil suffers from migraine, headaches, pain in the joints and abdomen, arrhythmia, and constant fatigue. He also lost at least sixteen kilograms of his weight.

A few days ago, al-Awawda was transferred from solitary confinement in Ofer prison to the infamous Ramla prison clinic.

Al-Awawda, a married father of four children, was abducted on December 27, 2021, and was instantly slapped with an Administrative Detention order.

The second detainee, Ra’ed Rayyan, 27, from Beit Duggu village, north of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, started the hunger strike eighteen days ago.

On November 3, 2021, Rayyan was taken prisoner and was slapped with a six-month Administrative Detention order, followed by an order for four additional months just before his scheduled release, prompting him to start a hunger strike.

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