Head of the Prisoners and ex-prisoners commission, Issa Qaraqe on Wednesday said that the three prisoners who have been on hunger strike for over 70 days have just ended their strike over release deals.
The dates of release were appointed as follows:
1) Brothers Mohammad (25) and Mahmoud Al-Balboul (22): To be released on 8 Dec. 2016 and no renewal of administrative detention after 78 days of hunger strike.
2) Malik Al-Qadi (19): To be released tomorrow, 22 Sept. 2016 on end of his administrative detention, without renewal after 67 days of hunger strike.
Earlier this month, an Israeli court decided to “temporarily” suspend the trio’s administrative detention. However, the prisoners vowed to continue refusing food until the arbitrary incarceration orders issued against them were permanently overturned.
More than 7,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently held in some 17 Israeli jails, many of them arbitrarily.
Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strike in an attempt to voice their outrage at the illegal and unfair administrative detention.
Last year, the Israeli regime passed a controversial bill allowing the force-feeding of hunger-striking inmates.