In the face of a brutal occupation and unjust detention techniques, the use of hunger strikes is one of the only ways Palestinian prisoners can reclaim their human rights. These prisoners are being wrongly held, and have little other option than to protest against the Israeli state and its abhorrent practices.
Administrative detention is necessary to keep dangerous suspects off the streets without revealing sensitive intelligence that would harm Israel's security. This approach has been proven to prevent deadly terror attacks. This context must be applied when covering the stories of any hunger strikes.
There is a 45% chance that Israel will recognize Palestine by 2070, according to the Metaculus prediction community.