Five Palestinian prisoners continues their hunger strike in Israeli prisons

Five Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention currently remain on hunger strike in protest of their unfair and indefinite administrative detention without a charge or trial, according to the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Committee.

The oldest hunger-striker of the seven prisoners is prisoner Kayed Fasfous, who has been on hunger strike for 123 days in protest of his detention without a charge or trial, followed by Alaa Aaraj (99 days), Hesham Abu Hawwash (90 days), Ayyad Hureimi (53 days) and Lo’ai Al-Ashqar (35 days days).

Fasfous has been in hospital for nearly two months following serious deterioration in his health conditions. He has been demanding an end of their detention without charge or trial and based on the so-called secret file which even their lawyers are not allowed to view.

Fasfous's brother, Hasan, said yesterday that doctors at Barzilai told him that his brother had developed symptoms suggesting a clot in his blood, which is an early warning of the risk of sudden death.

He said his brother is also experiencing an intermittent loss of consciousness, irregular heartbeats, tingling in the chest, a decrease in blood pressure, kidney and heart problems, a shortage of fluids in his body and recurring pains and aches across his body.

Currently, Israel is holding over 450 Palestinians in administrative detention, deemed illegal by international law, most of them former prisoners who spent years in prison for their resistance of the Israeli occupation.

Source : Safa