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Hunger-striking Palestinian detainee moved to infamous Ramla prison clinic

Palestinian detainee Kayed al-Fasfous, who has been on hunger strike for 57 days in protest of his detention without charges or trial by the Israeli occupation authorities, has been moved by prison authorities from Asqalan Prison to the infamous Ramla Prison clinic, today said the PLO Detainees Affairs Commission.

Fasfous, 34 years old from the town of Dura in Hebron Governorate, has been in Israeli jails without charges or trial since May 2, 2023. He is a former prisoner who had previously spent approximately 7 years in Israeli prisons.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Fasfous’s health condition has been deteriorating as a result of his hunger strike, with no solution to his calamity in sight.

The occupying state of Israel is holding at least 1,1,260 Palestinians under administrative detention without charge or trial – the highest number since human rights groups began collecting monthly data in 2001, according to Israeli Prison Service data obtained by rights group HaMoked.

Israel is also facing a prison overcrowding crisis, with its current prison population of 16,279 being in excess of the standard of 14,500 set by the Knesset’s Interior Committee.

There are 5,100 Palestinians jailed by Israel, with 1,200 held in “administrative detention”, according to data provided by the prisoners’ advocacy group Addameer.

Administrative detainees have neither been charged with a crime nor granted a trial, and they and their lawyers are prevented from seeing evidence against them.

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