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News ID: 95797
Publish Date : 25 October 2021 - 21:31
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GAZA STRIP (Dispatches) – The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas says dozens of its prisoners in the Zionist regime jails are preparing to go on hunger strike in solidarity with seven inmates who are already refusing food in protest at their detention without charge and other repressive measures.
The Higher Leading Committee of the Hamas Prisoners said in a statement that it will not remain silent towards the suffering of several hunger-striking administrative detainees at the occupying regime’s dungeons.
“Dozens of prisoners are prepared to fight an open-ended hunger strike battle in support of the seven prisoners who are on hunger strike in protest at their administrative detention,” the statement read.
“It is high time for everyone to take urgent and swift action to put an end to the crime of administrative detention that our people have been suffering from for decades,” Hamas added in its statement.
The resistance movement emphasized that the Zionist regime is responsible for the lives of Kayed al-Fasfous, Miqdad al-Qawassmeh and five other prisoners who are on a hunger strike for more than three months.
At least seven Palestinian inmates have remained on an open-ended hunger strike to protest the so-called administrative detention, which allows prisoners to be held without charge or trial.
According to a report by the Detainees Affairs Commission, among them is the oldest hunger-striker, Kayed Fasfous, who stopped eating food almost 102 days ago. He had been transferred to Kaplan Medical Center, south of Tel Aviv because of his serious illness and is being held under detention.
In another development, Zionist troops have detained 13 Palestinians in several areas across the occupied West Bank and Al-Quds, including two children and a cancer patient.
On Monday, the Zionist troops arrested a teacher battling cancer in al-Bireh city in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, according to the Palestinian Wafa news agency.
Scores of Zionist troops also stormed al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of Ramallah, and detained another Palestinian.
In Salfit Province, Zionist troops detained two 10-year-old children after raiding their houses in the town of Zawiya.
Three other Palestinians were arrested in the flashpoint town of Beita, south of Nablus.
Since May, Beita has seen intensified clashes between Zionist troops and Palestinians protesting against a settlement outpost that has been established on Sobeih Mountain by settlers under the protection of the regime’s troops.

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