Including prisoners .. 6 prisoners continue their strike and decline of their health

By: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr


Six Palestinian prisoners are continuing their hunger strike in protest at their continued administrative detention, including a female prisoner, the Palestine Prisoners’ Studies Center said on Wednesday.

PCHR pointed out that the health situation of prisoners is worsening, and that the danger to their lives has increased, especially the old ones, and any of them are feared to be martyred at any moment.

The researcher Riad Al-Ashqar said that the sick prisoner “Ahmed Abdel-Karim Ghannam” (42 years) from Hebron, the oldest prisoners and his condition is more serious because he suffers from cancer in the blood, and fear of returning to him again, especially because he suffers from weak immunity.

He entered the strike of the prisoner “Ghannam” for the fourth month in a row, and lies in the hospital in Ramla in harsh conditions, suffering from low blood sugar, and suffer from severe and persistent pain throughout his body, and dizziness in his head, and lose weight 24 kg, and can not stand on his feet , And may be cited at any moment as a result of these dangerous conditions.

He added that the leader of the Islamic Jihad prisoner, “Tariq Hussein Qadan” (46 years) from the city of Jenin continues to strike open for 74 consecutive days, refusing to administrative detention against him

He was re-arrested last February and was given an administrative detention order for six months. He is a former prisoner who spent nearly 15 years in Nazi camp. His health is deteriorating and there is a danger to his life. He lost 17 kilograms. He suffers from constant headaches, dizziness and pain all over. His body, and does not move.

He pointed out that the prisoner “Ismail Ahmed Ali” (30 years) from the town of Abu Dis in Jerusalem has been on hunger strike for 81 consecutive days to protest his administrative detention, a former prisoner who spent seven years in the Nazi camp and was re-arrested in January this year and was transferred He is currently in a hospital in Ramla, in a difficult health condition.The occupation prevents his family from visiting him since he went on strike.He has lost 19 kilos of weight.He suffers from aches in the joints, weakness in the heart muscle and pain in the kidneys.

Al-Ashqar added that Mus’ab Tawfiq al-Hindi, 29, from Tal town in Nablus governorate, has been on hunger strike for 19 days after issuing an administrative order against him. Occupation prisons, mostly under administrative detention.

The released prisoner, Ahmad Omar Zahran, 42, from Deir Abu Mash’al village, west of Ramallah, has been in custody for 15 days after the Israeli army broke his promise to release him in October after he went on a hunger strike last July. One consecutive day, and renewed his administrative for a third time.

Zahran, a former prisoner who had spent 15 years in Nazi camp on several arrests, is married and has four children. He was re-arrested last March and was given an administrative decision. Upon renewal, he went on hunger strike and suspended him after reaching an agreement to release him in October. However, the occupation did not keep his promises and renewed his administrative, which led him to go on strike for the second time during this arrest.

Al-Ashqar pointed out that the Jordanian prisoner, Heba Ahmad Al-Labadi (24 years), has also been on hunger strike for 19 days after issuing an administrative detention order against her. She has been detained since 20/8/2019 during her arrival with her mother to Al Karama crossing to attend a ceremony. The wedding of one of her relatives in Nablus.

She was subjected to cruel interrogation and torture in the Nazi center in Petah Tikva center, including the ghost on the small chair for very long hours, deprivation of sleep for long periods, the occupation extended her detention several times and prevented her family from visiting her, and 33 days after her arrest, and not to prove Any charges against her, the occupation court issued a decision to transfer her to administrative detention for 5 months, and transferred to Damon Nazi camp.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center held the Nazi regime fully responsible for the life and safety of the striking prisoners, some of whom have reached the maximum level of danger, and the occupation still refuses to respond to their just demands to set a ceiling for their administrative detention. He also called on international human rights institutions to intervene urgently to pressure the occupation to save the prisoners. Strikers are at risk of dying, and work to stop the arbitrary policy of administrative detention that drives prisoners to go on strikes which is dangerous for their lives.

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