Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Musa defeats the jailer after 33 days of hunger strike

After 33 days of hunger strike, Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Musa has defeated the jailer. Musa, 44, is jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention. He will be released on 6 December 2022, confirmed the Muhja al-Quds Foundation.

Ahmad Musa suffers from serious heart conditions that require medication and has been repeatedly transferred back and forth to a civil hospital and the infamous Ramleh prison clinic during his strike.

Ahmad’s brother, Adal, has also been on hunger strike for 33 days against his own administrative detention without charge or trial. The two brothers, from al-Khader near Bethlehem, both launched their open hunger strikes immediately upon their arrest. We are not yet aware of updates on Adal’s case and ongoing strike and look forward to his victory.

Both brothers were previously detained; in 2019, Ahmad Musa launched a hunger strike for 29 days against his administrative detention without charge or trial. Adal has previously spent 7 years in occupation prisons, including 5 years in one sentence. Ahmad is married and the father of seven children, while Adal is also married and a father of two.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network salutes Ahmad Musa on his victory over the jailer, coming shortly after the tremendous achievements of Khalil Awawdeh and the collective prisoners’ movement. This is an opportunity for all of us to escalate our work to liberate all of the nearly 5,000 Palestinian prisoners in occupation prisons and all of Palestine, from the river to the sea.