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Palestinian hunger strikers released from Israeli jail

February 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm

On Thursday at dawn, the Israeli occupation released Tariq Qedan and Jaafar Izzidin, two Palestinian hunger strikers who have been on strike for 93 days.

Qedan, 42, and Izzidin, 41, from Arraba neighbourhood in South Jenin, went on hunger strike in protest at their administrative detention by the Israeli occupation.

Both were among a large number of Palestinian prisoners detained in the wake of Israel’s most recent war on Gaza last November and both took part in several actions against the war before it ended.

The men suspended their hunger strike on February 27 when the Israeli military court at the Ofer prison decided to release them once their last term of administrative detention, which was to lastsuntil May 21, came to an end.

It is worth noting that the sessions of their trial were held at the notorious Al-Ramleh hospital while both prisoners were sat in wheelchairs.

The released prisoners described the lives of Palestinian inmates of Israeli prisons, who are mistreated and receive poor health care, as “hell”.