Eldery Palestinian Detainee Starts Hunger Strike in Israeli Jail

Photo: PIC

Al-Khalil, MINA – Palestinian prisoner Rizq al-Rajoub announced on Saturday his decision to start an open-ended hunger strike after the Israeli prison authorities ruled that he either be deported or sentenced administratively, with neither charge nor trial.

According to the Prisoners’ and Ex-Prisoners’ Commission, al-Rajoub was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces on November 27, 2017. A verdict issued by Israel’s Ofer court ruled that he be deported overseas, which he categorically rejected, PIC reported.

Al-Rajoub vowed that he will not suspend his hunger strike until he is either released from Israeli jail or indicted for proven charges.

The Israeli occupation forces arrested al-Rajoub from his family home and seized a car of his own, four months after they had seized another two of his cars.

Prisoner al-Rajoub, a native of al-Khalil’s town of Dura, had been locked up for a total of 23 years in Israeli jails, including 10 years in administrative detention, with neither charge nor trial.(R/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)