Despite Serious Condition, Detainee Hisham Continues Hunger Strike For 117th Day

Palestinian political prisoner, Hisham Abu Hawwash, 40, is ongoing with the hunger strike he started 117 days ago, protesting his continued and arbitrary Administrative Detention, despite his serious condition.

The detainee is protesting the continued Administrative Detention without charges or trial, demanding to be released.

His lawyer, Jawad Boulus of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), said Abu Hawwash has constant pain, cannot sleep, in addition to being dizzy and unable to walk or even stand for a few seconds, in addition to having to use a wheelchair if he leaves his bed, and is frequently vomiting.

It is worth mentioning that, a day earlier, Nazi court decided to delay the deliberations regarding his detention, after requesting detailed medical reports from an Israeli hospital, to determine whether he should stay there or be returned to his cell.

The court hearing is now scheduled for Sunday; the detainee was transferred, two days ago, to Assaf Harofeh Zionist medical centre, after his lawyer repeatedly requested the transfer.

Abu Hawwash, a married father of five children, from Doura town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, was abducted on October 27th, 2020, and was slapped with three Administrative Detention orders, each for six months, however, his latest order was reduced to four months that could be renewed.

He is also a former political prisoner who was frequently abducted and imprisoned by Israel since the year 2003 and spent a total of eight years in prison, including 52 months under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders.

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