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103 days

Maher Al-Akhras, a 49-year old farmer from the West Bank, ended a hunger strike of 103 days against detention without charge or trial on 6 November, after spending weeks in hospital.

Maher said he’d achieved a victory for all Palestinians not just himself, after forcing the Israeli authorities to concede that he would be freed on 26 November and that his ‘administrative detention’ order would not be renewed.

According to B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, some 355 Palestinians, including two children, were being held without charge in administrative detention in Israel prisons as of August.