A petition to transfer hunger-striking prisoner to hospitals after severe deterioration on his health

“A petition has been filed to the Israeli occupation’s prosecution for the transfer of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Ghadanfar Abu Atwan to Palestinian hospitals, following serious deterioration on his health in Israeli custody,” the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) attorney, Jawad Boulos said.

A recent medical report issued by doctors at the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center affirmed that prisoner Abu Atwan, who has been on a hunger strike for the 56th day in a row in protest of being placed under administrative detention without charge or trial, is facing three dangerous health concerns; including risking total paralysis, developing a long-term chronic health problem that may not have a cure, and the risk of sudden death.

Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes as a way to protest their illegal administrative detention and to demand an end to this policy which violates international law.

Source : Safa