Administrative detention of Ayman al-Tabeesh extended, breaking hunger strike agreement

ayman-altabeeshAyman Al-Tabeesh, who engaged in a hunger strike for 104 days in 2013 in protest of his administrative detention, has had his detention renewed by the occupation authorities for an additional three months.

Al-Tabeesh is from the town of Dura, near al-Khalil. He launched his hunger strike on May 23, 2013, protesting his detention without charge or trial. On September 4, he ended his strike with a written agreement that his administrative detention would not be further renewed.

The Palestinian Center for Prisoners Studies reported that the occupation authorities reneged on the written agreement and returned and issued an new administrative detention order.

Al-Tabeesh, 33, was arrested by occupation forces on May 9, 2013. He was previously detained for 11 years in occupation prisons, including three years in administrative detention from 2009 to 2012. Mohammad Al-Tabeesh, his brother, is imprisoned in Ofer prison.