Prominent Franco-Palestinian lawyer goes on hunger strike

Salah Hamouri has joined dozens of prisoners who are protesting the Israeli practice of indefinite detention without charges

Franco-Palestinian human rights lawyer Salah Hamouri, who has been held by the Israeli authorities without charges for more than half a year, joined a mass hunger strike earlier this week. The name of Hamouri, who is both a Palestinian and French national, appeared on a list of 30 prisoners who recently announced their protest against the Israeli practice of administrative detention.

The Palestinian protesters, held in prisons across Israel, announced they would go on an open-ended hunger strike from September 25, in a statement published by the prison branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Claiming that the Israeli authorities were…

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