Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike tomorrow
Relatives and friends of Palestinian prisoner Said al-Tamimi - AFP/Abbas Momani

GAZA CITY: The Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails will start a one-day hunger strike on Thursday in support of the administrative detainees who have been on a hunger strike for 14th days now.

In a press release, the higher authority of Hamas prisoners said all Palestinian prisoners will take part in the hunger strike.

Some 140 administrative detainees started on April 24 an open-ended hunger strike to protest their administrative detentions without any guilt or charges leveled against them.

Among 5,100 Palestinians jailed in Israel, there are 200 administrative detainees, including 11 lawmakers.

Administrative detention is an Israeli policy under which Palestinians are held without trial, usually for security reasons.

An administrative detention order ranges from one to 6 months and can be extended till up to five years by an Israeli military court.

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