Palestinian administrative detainee on hunger strike for 15 days, demanding release

hungerdignityWissam al-Heimouni, a Palestinian prisoner held in administrative detention without charge or trial by Israeli occupation forces, is currently on hunger strike; he began his strike 15 days ago.

Held in Megiddo prison, Heimouni, 36, from al-Khalil, was previously arrested five times; he was arrested on 24 December 2015 and then ordered to administrative detention for four months.

Heimouni is demanding his immediate release; he joins striking Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qeeq, also held under administrative detention without charge or trial. Al-Qeeq has been on hunger strike for 66 days; he is shackled to a hospital bed in HaEmek hospital in Afula, in critical condition. He is demanding his immediate release as well, and his medical situation is urgent.