Seven Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons have staged a hunger strike to protest their detention without trial, a Palestinian NGO said on Monday.
In a statement, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said the detainees include two who are being hospitalized.
"The [Israeli] occupation continues its intransigence and refusal to respond to their demand of ending their administrative detention, in an attempt to bring the striking prisoners to a difficult and dangerous health stage," the NGO said.
The policy of administrative detention allows Israeli authorities to extend the detention of a prisoner without charge or trial.
There are around 4,850 Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, including 520 administrative detainees, according to institutions concerned with prisoners’ affairs.
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