Hunger-striking Palestinian detainees suffer from life-threatening health – In Palestine Today

Hunger-striking Palestinian detainees suffer from life-threatening health

Occupied Palestine (In Palestine Today)-  The seven Palestinian prisoners who embarked on open-ended hunger strikes to protest being held on “administrative detention” orders are at imminent risk of death.

The prisoners waged an open-ended hunger strike in protest against Israeli policy of administrative detention that allows detaining Palestinians indefinitely based on “secret information”, without pressing formal charges or putting them on trial.

The oldest detainee on hunger strike is Kayed Fasfous, who has been on hunger strike for 108 days in protest at his detention without charge or trial, followed by Miqdad Qawasmeh (101days), Alaa Aaraj (83 days), Hesham Abu Hawwash (74 days), Shadi Abu-Akr (67 days), Ayyad Hureimi (38 days), and Louay Al-Ashqar (20 days).

Abdullah Qandil, director of the Wa’ed Prisoners Association, has warned of the serious health condition of both striking prisoners Fasfous and Qawasmeh, saying that they may die at any moment.

Along the same line, the Jerusalemite prisoner Amin Shweiki, 61, continues to boycott his medicines for the 43rd consecutive day in protest against his continued administrative detention.

Source: The Palestinian Information Center


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