RAMALLAH, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 (WAFA) – Four Palestinian detainees in Israel are currently on hunger strike in protest against their prolonged detention without charge or trial, including one who has been on hunger strike for 158 days, two siblings, and a 64-year-old man, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said.

Khalil Awawda, 40, has been on hunger strike for 158 days today in protest against his administrative detention.

He is reported to be in critical health condition and kept at an Israeli hospital. He appealed his detention to the Israeli military court, which rejected it.

Awawda, from the town of Doura in the south of the West Bank, suspended his first hunger strike after 111 days of fast after he was promised to be released.

However, when Israel reneged on its decision and renewed his administrative detention for four more months, he resumed his hunger strike.

The siblings Ahmad Hussein Mousa, 44, and Odal, 34, have also been on hunger strike for the 11th day in protest against their administrative detention.  They are from Al-Khader town near Bethlehem.

Yousef al-Baz, 64, an Israeli citizen and the Imam of a mosque imam from the Arab town of Lydda (Lod), is also on hunger strike for the seventh day in a row in protest against his arbitrary detention. He was abducted on April 30.