Administrative prisoners to launch open hunger strike next Sunday
The Administrative Prisoners Committee says all administrative prisoners from all factions will take part in the integrated national project to combat administrative detention.
Palestinian administrative prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons announced on Monday that they will launch a national project and an open-ended hunger strike in rejection of administrative detention and to put the file of administrative prisoners on the table in a real and effective manner, in addition to confronting the Israeli occupation's policies against them.
In a statement, the Administrative Prisoners Committee said administrative prisoners will start an integrated national project to combat administrative detention, in which all administrative prisoners from all factions of the Captive Movements will participate and interact, under the umbrella of the Palestinian flag.
According to the Committee, the project includes any possible means that can be used in the fight, foremost of which are the open hunger strike, the boycott of Israeli occupation courts that have been ongoing since last September, and the programs that support the struggles of the administrative prisoners in their project.
The Committee's statement pointed out that the prisoners' main demand is an end to administrative detention and obligating the Israeli occupation to respect international humanitarian law.
The statement called on the Palestinian Authority to adopt the demands of the administrative prisoners, activate all tools of diplomatic pressure, make their cause a national priority, and provide an official and popular environment to support them.
The Committee stressed that what is required of the factions, the Resistance, institutions, civil society organizations, and all the Palestinian people is to support the administrative prisoners' cause and strike effectively, to rise up in all arenas and squares, to ignite all points of confrontation with the Israeli occupation, and to be a supporter and a safety net for the prisoners in their battle.
Elsewhere, the Administrative Prisoners Committee called on Palestinian communities in the diaspora to engage in solidarity movements, to support the administrative prisoners' cause through staging sit-ins outside Israeli occupation embassies, and to address all European institutions and parliaments till the Israeli occupation responds to the prisoners' demands.
Captive Movement launches new steps to confront Israeli prison admin
On Sunday, the Supreme National Emergency Committee of the National Captive Movement announced the formation of a special sub-committee for administrative prisoners called the National Emergency Committee in the Israeli occupation prisons.
The Supreme National Emergency indicated that this comes within the framework of working to "escalate the confrontation of the punitive policy of administrative detention against the Palestinian people, which ends with an open hunger strike," noting that the date of the strike and the number of participants will be announced in the coming days.
In a statement, the committee called for "supporting the prisoners in their strike in loyalty for the blood of martyr Khader Adnan, and sounding the alarm not to repeat the crime of execution against any prisoner on hunger strike."
The statement also called on legal, human rights, and media institutions inside and outside Palestine to "stand up to their responsibilities to confront this unjust detention, and to support the administrative prisoners in their struggle against this criminal policy pursued by the occupation authorities against them."
It also called on the free people of the world to launch the largest campaign of solidarity with cancer-stricken prisoner Walid Daqqa and to pressure the occupation to release him before it is too late.
Administrative detention is mainly used against Palestinians, although it is an exceptional tool in many parts of the world, while in some countries, it does not exist at all.
Administrative prisoners are held in Israeli prisons without charges filed against them, and their detention is renewed as a precautionary measure.
There is usually no evidence to incriminate the prisoners in any case, nor are any cases brought before their lawyers.
The arrests are approved by military judges who receive an order signed by a commander of the occupation military in the occupied West Bank, along with secret intelligence materials about each prisoner.
It is noteworthy that Palestinian administrative prisoners frequently undergo hunger strikes to reject their arbitrary detention.