Palestinian Prisoner Alaa Al-Araj Seizes Freedom from Occupation Prisons
The Palestinian prisoner’s club announced that al-Araj suspended his hunger strike following the annulment of his administrative detention.
Palestinian prisoner Alaa al-Araj announced on Thursday evening the suspension of his hunger strike, which began 103 days earlier in protest of his administrative detention.
The Prisoners Information Office stated that al-Araj took the decision after seizing a resolution to halt his administrative detention by the Israeli occupation.
With al-Araj announcing the end of his strike, four Palestinian prisoners continue their open hunger strike within the occupation’s prisons in protest of their administrative detention: Kayed al-Fasfous (127 days), Hisham Abu Hawash (93 days), Ayad Hraimi (57 days), and Louay al-Ashqar (40 days)
Who is Alaa al-Araj, the freedom fighter?
Alaa al-Araj, 34, is a civil engineer from the town of Anabta in Tulkarm governorate. He has been languishing in the “Iyadat al-Ramle” prison and has been frequently transferred to hospitals due to his serious health conditions, as he suffers from great fatigue and emaciation, experiences pain throughout his body, movement difficulty, and repeated loss of consciousness. Nonetheless, the Israeli authorities inhumanely dismissed his dire conditions and referred him for investigation.
A court session was held for al-Araj and was extended until Thursday, after a list of indictments was filed against him. He has been arrested several times since 2007, at times in the guise of administrative detentions, with the total years of his arrests amounting to more than five years separately.
The liberated prisoner previously lost his father during one of his detentions, and his first child was born during his arrest.
Occupation authorities arrested him again on June 30, 2021, and issued an administrative detention order against him for a period of 6 months.
It is worth noting that the Palestinian Prisoners Information Office announced that prisoner Miqdad al-Qawasmi seized his freedom from the occupation last Thursday, thus ending his hunger strike that lasted 113 days.