Palestinian administrative detainee held in Israeli jails without charge or trial, Suleiman Skafi, remains on hunger strike after 33 days. He rejected an offer by the Israeli state to end his strike in exchange for six more months of administrative detention with a release following that time.
Skafi was arrested by Israeli military forces on 12 November 2014 and his administrative detention has been renewed since; he has been arrested five times and spent a total of six years in Israeli prisons. Under administrative detention, Israel holds Palestinians without charge or trial on the basis of secret evidence. 16 other prisoners held under administrative detention just ended their hunger strike following an agreement on their cases; however, Skafi remains striking. He has lost 23 kilos (47 lbs.) and is being held in Asqelan prison in solitary confinement.
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network calls for Skafi’s immediate release and reiterates the call for the end of administrative detention, and the freedom of all 5,500+ Palestinian political prisoners in Zionist jails.