Thirty Palestinian prisoners held in Israel launch hunger strike

Thirty palestinian prisoners held in israel launch hunger strike

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Thirty Palestinian political prisoners being held in Israeli jails have begun an open-ended hunger strike to protest their administrative detention – a policy that means they are being held without charge or trial.

Israeli authorities have been using this obscure legal procedure for more than half a century, basing it on secret evidence, to imprison people without charge or trial for an indefinite amount of time.

Israel’s policy allows the detention of Palestinians for renewable intervals usually ranging between three and six months. Their imprisonment is based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.

Israel claims the policy is necessary for security reasons and allows the government to hold “dangerous suspects” without revealing intelligence information.

Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim reports from Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

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