Published on Aug 24, 2015
Israeli rights group B’Tselem says Tel Aviv is using the practice as a punitive measure to circumvent the justice system. Palestinian inmates regularly go on hunger strike in protest at both the unfair administrative detention policy as well as the harsh prison conditions in Israeli jails. On Thursday, Palestinian lawyer Mohammed Allan ended his hunger strike after 65 days. This, after an Israeli court suspended his detention due to his health condition. Over seven-thousand Palestinians are reportedly incarcerated in 17 Israeli prisons, many of them without charge or trial. Israel also recently passed a bill, allowing the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners.