Middle East

Palestinian prisoners end 140-day hunger strike after trading with Israel

Fast news

Palestinians protested in support of Palestinian prisoner Abu Hawash on the west bank of the occupied Jordan River and in Gaza, and the Islamic holy war threatened military action against Israel if it died in custody.

Abu Hawash is the latest of several Palestinians who have gone on a hunger strike to protest what is being done under “administrative detention,” a controversial Israeli measure. (AFP)

A Palestinian prisoner who had been on a hunger strike for more than 140 days to protest his imprisonment without charge agreed to end the fast after reaching an agreement with Israel to be released next month.

Jawad Bowros, a lawyer for prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash, said on Tuesday that Abu Hawash agreed to end the hunger strike after Israel promised to release him on February 26.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli authorities.

Abuhawash, a member of the Islamic Jihad War group with five fathers, is the latest of several Palestinians who went on a hunger strike to protest what was happening under “administrative detention.” safety.

read more:
Palestinian prisoner hunger strike spotlights administrative detention

Controversial law

Under administrative detention, which is rarely used against Jews, suspects can be detained for months or years without being charged or looking at evidence against them.

Israel sees the Islamic Jihad, which killed dozens of Israelis, as a terrorist organization.

Israel states that measures are needed to thwart attacks and detain “dangerous militants” without revealing confidential sources.

Israel and international rights groups state that this practice denies individuals the right to due process.

The 2.5 million Palestinians living on the occupied west coast are subject to Israeli military courts, and the Jewish settlers living in that territory are citizens subject to Israel’s civilian judicial system.

Israel occupied the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East War, and Palestinians hope that the West Bank will form a major part of the nation of the future.

read more: Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners detained in Israel launch hunger strike

Source: TRT World and distributors

https://www.trtworld.com/middle-east/palestinian-prisoner-ends-140-day-hunger-strike-after-deal-with-israel-53304?utm_source=other&utm_medium=rss Palestinian prisoners end 140-day hunger strike after trading with Israel

Back to top button