Three Palestinian hunger strikers end their protest in agreement with prison administration

hunger_striking_prisonerThree Palestinian prisoners imprisoned by Israel without charge or trial under administrative detention suspended their hunger strikes on 14 March, Mahmoud al-Fasfous, Karam Amro, and Alaa Rayyan.

Al-Fasfous, 26, launched his hunger strike on 20 February 2016 in protest of the extension of his administrative detention without charge or trial; he has been imprisoned since 29 October 2014. He was joined in early March by Amro and Rayyan, both of whom have been held in administrative detention since 10 November 2015.

Issa Qaraqe, chair of the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, announced the end of the strikes after an agreement with the prison administration. The agreement includes that the three strikers’ administrative detention orders will not be extended; two of them will be released in one month and the third in two months.

Three Palestinians held under administrative detention without charge or trial are continuing hunger strikes: Yazan Zaid Hanani, Dawoud Habboub, and Sami Janazrah. Click here for Samidoun’s action alert regarding the hunger strikers.