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Palestinian prisoners hunger strike against indefinite incarceration in Israeli prisons, 2012

Time period
28 February, 2012 to 14 May, 2012
Human Rights
Total points
7 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Aileen Eisenberg, 28/04/2013

On 28 February 2012, two Palestinian prisoners began a hunger strike. Bilala Diab and Thaer Halahleh, both accused by Israel’s government of working with Islamic Jihad (a group responsible for firing rockets into Israel from Gaza), were in Israeli prisons. Israel was holding Diab and Halahleh under administrative detention, meaning that they were imprisoned without being charged. The maximum period for administrative detainment was six months, but a military judge could renew such detainment indefinitely.