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Palestinian prisoner moved to hospital after 46 days on hunger strike

Al-Araj has been held under administrative detention – without charge or trial – in Israeli jails since 30 June

Palestinian prisoner on hunger striker in Israeli occupation jail, Alaa Al-Araj, was transferred to hospital yesterday after his health deteriorated, the Palestinian Information Centre reported his wife saying.

Al-Araj has been held under administrative detention – without charge or trial – in Israeli jails since 30 June and he has been on an open hunger strike against his illegal detention for 46 days. During that time, he lost 30 kilogrammes and now suffers serious health problems.

He has previously been detained by occupation forces and has served a total of five years in Israeli jails.

There are currently some 4,500 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, 41 of whom are women, 160 children and 360 administrative detainees, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club.

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