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  • Writer's pictureDemi Lynch

Palestinian Prisoner Ends Hunger Strike After 182 Days



Khalil Awawdeh has suspended his hunger strike after Israeli authorities finally agreed to release him from prison.


For the past 182 days, Awawdeh has been on hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention without charge or trial.


According to reports, the Israeli military court of Ofar will release Awawdeh early next month.


In the mean time, Awawdeh will remain in hospital until he is able to stand up and walk again.



Under international law, administrative detention is considered illegal.


Amnesty International has described the detention policy as a "cruel, unjust practice."

Israel continues to hold an estimated 680 Palestinians in administrative detention.

These Palestinians remain in detention without charge or trial for periods up to six months, which can be renewed indefinitely.

Reports indicate Israelis will often detain Palestinians based on "undisclosed evidence," that often cannot be viewed by the detainees and their lawyers.


 

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