Palestinian political prisoners end 113 hunger strikes with victory

Protesters carry posters showing Kayed Fasfous, a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 120 days to protest being detained without charge by Israel, in the village of ad-Dhahiriya, near the West Bank town of Hebron, Thursday, November 11, 2021

Palestinian political prisoners Kayed Fasfous and Ayyad Hraimi vowed to continue the liberation struggle after their hunger strike ended with victory.

  • The pair has been held in administrative detention without any charges or trial. It was hust suspended their action after a deal for their release was struck with Israeli prison authorities.
  • Fasous, whose three brothers are also behind bars. They will be released on December 14, his family informed. Fears had been raised over his health after 131 days without food.
  • Bethlehem-born Hraimi will be released on March 4 2022. It will be nearly one year after he was detained without charge or trial. The decision brings an end to his 60-day hunger strike.
  • The Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network paid tribute to their actions. It’s saying they embodied “resistance and steadfastness” on the front line of struggle against the occupation.
  • “At the same time, it remains urgent to act to demand the liberation of their fellow long-term hunger strikers and all Palestinian prisoners in the jails of the occupation, imperialism, and reactionary regimes,” it said in a statement.

Samidoun urges to take action “confronting the system of Israeli oppression” while they remain in prison.