Ahmed Ghannam’s decision to end the hunger strike came after the Israeli high court ordered his release after the completion of his current detention period. Five other detainees continue their hunger strikes
The Palestinian prisoner, Samer Arbid, is reported to be in a critical condition in an Israeli hospital, after he was brutally tortured during interrogation by the Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet
Some of the detainees have been on strike for more than 50 days demanding an end to their illegal administrative detention without charge or trial by the state of Israel
The 40 prisoners joined 20 of their comrades who began a hunger strike last week. Six of the eight administrative detainees who launched hunger strikes last month are continuing their protests
The striking detainees join eight others in the same prison who have been on a hunger strike for over a month against their illegal imprisonment.
31-year-old Nasser Majed Taqatqa died at the Nitzan prison on July 16. Palestinian prisoners’ groups said that his autopsy report showed that he had been tortured and denied medical treatment
A Palestinian woman detainee also begins hunger strike against administrative detention.
More than 5,000 Palestinians are currently languishing in Israeli jails. Israeli prison authorities have limited prisoners’ use of water, banned food preparation in cells, installed mobile jamming devices, and placed heavy restrictions on visits by family members.
More than 20 Palestinians were also kidnapped by Israeli fores even as the Bahrain economic summit was underway to discuss the economic component of the ‘deal of the century’
13 women prisoners will go on an open hunger strike protesting the living conditions in Damon prison in the occupied Palestinian territories. Prisoners in other jails are expected to join them
Their health condition is worsening after more than 50 days of no food.