After 111 days of hunger strike and promises to end his administrative detainee, Khalil Awawda suspends fast


Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel, Khalil Awawda, 40, today suspended his hunger strike after 111 days of fasting in light of promises by the Israeli occupation authorities to release him at the end of his current detention period, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). Awawda, who has reached critical health conditions due to the long hunger strike he launched on March 3 in protest against his administrative detention without charge or trial, was detained on December 27 of last year and was slammed with six-month administrative detention, which ends in six days. There was concern that Israel would renew his detention. In addition to Awawda, married with four children from the southern West Bank town of Idna, Raed Rayyan, 28, from Beit Daqqo village near Jerusalem, remains on hunger strike for the 76th day also demanding an end to his administrative detention.