Occupied Palestine (In Palestine Today)- The Committee for Prisoners’ and Former Prisoners’ Affairs said that Israeli doctors in Kaplan hospital tried to force-feed the hunger-striking administrative detainee Miqdad Qawasmi and break his hunger strike.
The committee added that the attempt to force-feed Qawasmi was carried out while he was tied to his bed in the ICU of Kaplan hospital last night.
Miqdad Qawasmi has been on a hunger strike for 91 days so far. His health condition has been in continuous deterioration. He suffers from extreme weight loss, bradycardia, shortness of breath, pains all over his body, fatigue, blurred vision, ad he is facing the danger of sudden death.
The committee said that three Israeli jailers are surrounding his room and deliberately eat in front of him. It added that his right arm and left leg are shackled to his bed the whole time.
Force-feeding is the practice of feeding someone against his will. It is usually performed through supplying a substance by means of a small plastic feeding tube passed through the nose or mouth into the stomach. It has been prohibited since 1975 by the Declaration of Tokyo of the World Medical Association. The violation of this prohibition may be categorised as torture, as it may be extremely painful and result in severe bleeding and spreading of various diseases.