The blind Palestinian inmate, Ezzedine Amarneh, has been on a hunger strike for eight days now in an Israeli prison as he protests against his administrative detention. Amarneh’s health conditions have been reported to be very difficult.
Amarneh, who is blind, was detained by Israeli forces in February 2022 and has been held in administrative detention ever since. Administrative detention is a controversial policy used by Israel to detain Palestinians without charge or trial, and for an indefinite period of time.
The 52-year-old Amarneh, who is originally from the West Bank city of Jenin, suffers from several health conditions including high blood pressure and diabetes. He was reportedly receiving medical care before his detention, but his health has deteriorated since he started his hunger strike.
Several human rights organisations have condemned Amarneh’s detention and called for his immediate release. They have also called for an end to the Israeli policy of administrative detention.
Amarneh’s family members have expressed their concern for his well-being and are demanding that he be released from detention as soon as possible. They have appealed to the international community to intervene and help bring an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
The Israeli authorities have not yet responded to the demands for Amarneh’s release. The continued detention of Palestinians without charge or trial is a serious violation of their human rights and has been condemned by the international community.