After three months of hunger strike, a Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel determined to win his freedom

Khalil Awawdeh, 40, from the southern West Bank town of Idna, has been on hunger strike for three months today demanding his freedom.

Awawdeh was detained by Israel on December 27, 2021, and slammed with a six-month administrative detention order.

To put an end to his incarceration without charge or trial and based on secret evidence, Awawdeh, married and a father of four girls the oldest is 9 years old, decided three months ago to go on hunger strike until he wins his freedom.

Currently, he is reported to be suffering serious deterioration in his health due to his long fast.

Awawdeh is one of two Palestinian administrative detainees in Israel who are currently on hunger strike to regain their freedom.

The other one is Raed Rayyan, 27, from the village of Beit Deqqo, northwest of Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike for 55 days today. He was detained on November 3, 2021, and then placed under administrative detention for six months.

Israel’s widely criticized administrative detention policy is intended to muzzle Palestinian political activists and curtail their freedom for as long as possible.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)