The Israeli occupation military renewed the administrative detention of Change and Reform Bloc Palestinian Legislative Council member and Hamas leader Hassan Yousef for an additional six months on Friday, 15 April.
Yousef, 60, was arrested by Israeli forces after they raided his home in Beitunia on 20 October 2015; the raid came only three months after his release from a year of imprisonment under administrative detention in Israeli jails. This is the fourth time Yousef has been held under administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial.
He is among nearly 700 Palestinians currently held under administrative detention. Yousef also announced that he was striking from taking his prescribed medicines and boycotting the prison infirmary in solidarity with isolated prisoner Shukri al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike since Sunday, 10 April.