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Palestinian administrative detainee continues his hunger strike in Israeli prisons for 39 days

Palestine (The Inside Palestine)- Palestinian administrative detainee in Israeli prisons, Khalil Awawdeh, continues his open-ended hunger strike for the 39th day in a row.

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and ex-Detainees’ Affairs said that Awawdeh has been on a hunger strike for 39 days.

His move came in protest of his unfair administrative detention without a charge or trial by Israeli occupation authorities.

‘Israel’ detained Awawdeh, a 40-year-old resident of the southern occupied city of Hebron, on December 27, 2021.

He has been on an open-ended hunger strike since March 3.

‘Israel’ was holding Awawdeh at the Ofer prison, in western Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

On Thursday, it moved him to the Ramla prison clinic due to deterioration of his health.

He is constantly feeling cold and suffers from inability to move for some time.

He also suffers from headache, powerful fatigue and exhaustion.

Besides, he has lost over 9 kilograms of his weight.

On the 11th day of his hunger strike, the Ofer administration transferred him to solitary confinement.

The Ofer administration also prevented Awawdeh from taking a daily walk outside the cell.

According to family sources, Khalil is only drinking water to stay alive and he is also not eating anything, as a part of his open-ended strike. He has not taken any medical supplies.

Moreover, Awawdeh has previously spent a total of 12 years in Israeli prisons for resisting the occupation.

The 12 years included 5 years of administrative detention.

‘Israel’ released him on June 30, 2016. He is married and a father of four girl children.

Source: Quds News Network

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