Recaptured Palestinian prisoner Zakaria Zubeidi on hunger strike

Middle East Monitor  /  October 11, 2021

Palestinian prisoner Zakaria Zubeidi, who was recaptured after escaping from Israel’s high security Gilboa Prison last month, has today entered the seventh day of his hunger strike protesting against his continued detention in solitary confinement, Arab48 reported.

According to his lawyer, Avigdor Fieldman, Zubeidi has been under medical observation in the Israeli prison of Eshel.

On Thursday, prisoner Mohammad al-Arida, one of the escapees, suspended his open hunger strike after the Israeli Prison Services responded to his demands.

Meanwhile, seven other Palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strikes for several weeks, protesting against their administrative detention – being held without charge or trial.

According to the Palestinian Prison Club, the hunger striking prisoners are Kayed al-Fasfous, who has been on hunger strike for 90 days, Miqdad al-Qawasmeh, whose hunger strike has entered its 83rd day, Alaa Al Araj, 64 days on strike, Hisham Abu Hawwash, spent 57 days without food, Rayeq Bsharat, on hunger strike for 52 days, Shadi Abu Akar, whose strike has now entered its 48th day, and Hassan Shouka, on strike for 23 days.