Seven Palestinian inmates in [Israeli] prisons have staged a hunger strike to protest their detention without trial, a Palestinian NGO said on Monday.
In a statement, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said the detainees include two who are being hospitalized.
"The [Israeli] occupation continues its intransigence and refusal to respond to their demand of ending their administrative detention, in an attempt to bring the striking prisoners to a difficult and dangerous health stage," the NGO said.
The policy of administrative detention allows [Israeli] authorities to extend the detention of a prisoner without charge or trial.
There are around 4,850 Palestinian detainees in [Israeli] prisons, including 520 administrative detainees, according to institutions concerned with prisoners’ affairs./agencies