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Hamas, Islamic Jihad hold meeting to discuss Palestinian being detained by Israel without charge

Palestinians participate in a solidarity rally with hunger-striking Palestinian administrative detainee Hisham Abu Hawash in his hometown Dura, near Hebron, on December 7, 2021. (WAFA)
Palestinians participate in a solidarity rally with hunger-striking Palestinian administrative detainee Hisham Abu Hawash in his hometown Dura, near Hebron, on December 7, 2021. (WAFA)

Hamas and Islamic Jihad held a high-level meeting today to discuss the situation of hunger-striking Palestinian detainee Hisham Abu Hawash, who is said to be in critical condition, according to official Hamas media.

Both political leaders and military leaders attended the discussions, a “resistance source” tells official Hamas Al-Aqsa television.

Abu Hawash, whom Israel has accused of involvement in terror activities, has been held in administrative detention since October 2020. He has been hunger-striking in protest for the past 140 days, putting him at risk of severe medical complications or even death, according to the International Committee for the Red Cross.

Islamic Jihad has threatened to respond violently should Abu Hawash perish in Israeli custody, saying they would consider his death “an assassination.”

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