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6 Palestinians continue hunger strike in Israeli jails

Palestinians stage a demonstration in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners staging hunger strike at Israeli prisons, in Nablus, West Bank on September 10, 2021 [Nedal Eshtaya/Anadolu Agency]
Palestinians stage a demonstration in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners staging hunger strike at Israeli prisons, in Nablus, West Bank on September 10, 2021 [Nedal Eshtaya/Anadolu Agency]

Six Palestinian prisoners in Israel continued their hunger strike in protest of the Israeli policy of administrative detention, according to a Palestinian NGO on Sunday, reports Anadolu Agency.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said in a statement that the longest striking prisoner, Kayed al-Fasfous, began his hunger strike 67 days ago.

The policy of administrative detention allows the Israeli authorities to extend the arrest of a prisoner without charge after the expiry of a sentence for a period of six months.

There are around 4,850 Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, including 40 women, 225 children, and 40 administrative detainees, according to institutions concerned with prisoners' affairs.

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