Occupied Palestine (In Palestine Today)-The Israeli court has agreed not to extend administrative detention of the Palestinian detainee Hisham Abo Hawwash after 141 days of hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention that will end the next month.
Israel’s decision comes after campaigns of protests held by Palestinians and pro-Palestine activists, demanding the release of hunger striker, Abo Hawwash.
The Commission of Detainees Affairs, in a statement, says that the Palestinian detainee Abo Hawwash wins a decisive victory and ended his hunger strike, as the Israeli Prison administration agreed not to extend his administrative detention that will end the next month on 26 February.
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society affirms that the battel Abu Hawwash went through brought the Captive movement case, especially the administrative detention, to the fore despite all the difficult challenges Abu Hawwash faced along with his previous companion ex-hunger strikers.
Palestinian detainee Abo Hawwash suffered a lot as he was on the brink of death after spending 141 days on a hunger strike. During his recent hunger strike, he lost the ability to speak, to move and went into a coma.
This is another victory recorded as a number of previous Palestinian detainees achieve the victory in front of the Israeli policy of administrative detention.
Hisham abo Hawwash,40, from Dora northern Al-Khalil. He was arrested on October 27, 2020, then the Israeli occupation transferred him into administrative detention for six months. He is a father to 5 children. The total number of years of detention was 8, including 52 months in administrative detention.
More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly held in Israeli jails. Hundreds of them have apparently been incarcerated under “administrative detention”. Some prisoners have been held in administrative detention for up to 11 years.