Waheed Abu Maria
Waheed Abu Maria

Three Palestinian political prisoners held under administrative detention without charge or trial are continuing their open hunger strikes in occupation prisons:

1. Waheed Abu Maria, who has been striking for 82 days, facing increasingly severe health effects. His appeal hearing was postponed. He is held in Wolfson hospital and has been held without charge or trial since October 2012. His health situation has become increasingly dire: he has vomited blood, has lost a significant amount of weight and is unable to stand.

2. Ameer Shammas, who has been on strike for 80 days. He is held in Tel Hashomer hospital.

3. Ayman Al-Tabeesh, who has been on strike for 32 days. He engaged in a 104-day hunger strike in the past, which ended in an agreement to not renew his administrative detention, an agreement violated by the occupation authorities.

On March 25, the Ofer military court set May 31 as the release date for administrative detainee Muammar Banat, who engaged in a 70-day hunger strike which ended in an agreement to release him at the end of this administrative detention term. Banat was arrested in August 2013.