4 Palestinian prisoners continue their hunger strike, warning of killing one of them

Four Palestinian prisoners are continuing their open hunger strike in the Israeli occupation prisons, in refusal of their administrative detention, amid warnings of the seriousness of their health condition.

The striking prisoners, Kayed El-Fasfous, have been on strike for 131 days, and the prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash for 98 days, Ayyad Al-Harimi for 61 days, and Luay Al-Ashqar on strike for 43 days.

The spokesman for the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Committee, Hassan Abd Rabbo, said in a press statement that the situation of El-Fasfous is getting more dangerous with the passage of days, and there are warnings of the possibility of him suffering a sudden health setback, which may lead to paralysis or his killing, in light of the intransigence of the occupation government and its rejection of several petitions submitted by the Committee to release him.

The prisoner, Abu Hawash, 39, from Dura in Hebron, suffers from severe emaciation and weakness, aches throughout the body, difficulty in movement, and frequent loss of consciousness. He also suffers from vomiting continuously, and his weight has reached 50 kg.

Also, the 28-year-old prisoner Al-Herimi from Bethlehem suffers from serious health symptoms and does not receive any support, which increases the risk to his life. Moreover, he suffers from pain throughout his body, and cannot stand on his feet, in addition to his suffering from blurred vision and constant vomiting.

It is noteworthy that the prisoner Alaa Al-Araj suspended his open hunger strike, which lasted 103 days, after the occupation authorities canceled his administrative detention order, last Thursday.

On the 11th of this month, the prisoner Miqdad Al-Qawasma suspended his open hunger strike, which he had started 113 days ago, in exchange for his release in February next year.

Source : Safa