Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed is continuing his open hunger strike on the 22nd day as of July 7. Addameer lawyer, Mona Nadaf, visited him in isolation in Ashkelon prison, where he remains in a very small cell without ventilation.


Nadaf reported that Kayed refuses any kind of vitamin or salt supplements and medical examinations, and only consumes water. Kayed has been denied clothing except underwear, and any other books or written materials, except the Qur’an.

Twenty-three days after he began his hunger strike, administrative detainee, Bilal Kayed’s health steadily deteriorates.

Addameer’s attorney visited Kayed, stating he still refuses to undergo any medical examinations or to take any vitamins and salt supplements.  He is currently only consuming water and has lost approximately 25 kilograms. He feels tiredness, weakness and sleeps for only one hour per day.

Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian from Nablus was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 14 and a half years in prison. He was scheduled to be released on June 13, 2016 after completing his sentence. However, a 6-month administrative detention order was issued against him on the same day, immediately after which he was placed back in isolation.

Kayed has been on hunger strike since 15 June in protest of his administrative detention without charge or trial