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14 Palestinian detainees on hunger strike in protest of their administrative detention

Occupied Palestine (The Inside Palestine)- A total of 14 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention are currently on hunger strike in protest of their unfair administrative detention without a charge or trial.

Israel’s widely condemned policy of administrative detention allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals usually ranging between three and six months based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.

Currently, Israel is holding some 540 Palestinians in administrative detention, deemed illegal by international law, most of them former prisoners who spent years in prison for their resistance of the Israeli occupation.

Over the years, Israel has placed thousands of Palestinians in administrative detention for prolonged periods of time, without trying them, without informing them of the charges against them, and without allowing them or their counsel to examine the evidence.

The administrative detainee is often subjected to the renewal of the detention period more than once for a period of three months, six months, or eight. Sometimes it may reach a whole year.

Source: Safa

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