Palestinian detainee released after 16 months of detention
The zionist occupation forces released on Sunday at night the detainee Ayman Hamdan,30, from Shawawra village in Bethlehem, after spending 16 consecutive months on administrative detention without charge or trial.
Hamdan said on a statement after his release that “his hunger strike was the reason that force the Israeli occupation to release him and not to renew his administrative detention.”
Hamadan went on hunger strike for 130 days.
Ghada Hamdan, the detainees’ wife, expressed her happiness for the release of her husband saying” Alhmdollah, we were patients and we endured a lot of suffering and finally my husband has won”, she also thanked all the Palestinians who supported her husband on his hunger strike.
Israeli forces kidnapped Hamdan on 12 August 2012 and took him to Ofer Prison where he was issued a six month administrative detention order two days later.
He announced a hunger strike on 28 April 2013 and suspended it after 130 days following an agreement with Israeli prison administration that he will be released at the end of his current administrative detention period.