Two Palestinian detainees are ongoing with open-ended hunger strikes they started eight days ago, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

The PPS identified the two detainees as Saddam Awad, 28, from Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and Abbas Abu Alia, 21, from al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah in central West Bank.

The PPS stated that one of its lawyers managed to visit Awad in the Negev detention camp, who told him that he is ongoing with the strike despite pressures to end it, and an offer for his release in exchange for exiling him out of the West Bank.

Awad was taken prisoner on March 12th, 2018, and remained held under Administrative Detention since then; he was repeatedly abducted and imprisoned by Israel, and spent a total of seven years in detention since 2009.

Detainee Abu Alia, currently held in Ofer prison, has been held under Administrative Detention for 14 months, and recently received another order for four additional months.