Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash continues his open hunger strike in the Israeli prisons for the 139th consecutive day, protesting his administrative detention (without trial).
The health condition of Hisham Abu Hawash, 39, is very critical as he falls into comas due to his hunger strike, which caused a significant deterioration of his health, poor vision and inability to speak, and problems with the heart muscle and muscle atrophy, while doctors have clearly warned that he may enter a critical stage at any time.
The International Committee of the Red Cross had said yesterday, Saturday, that the prisoner Abu Hawash is in a “critical condition”.
The committee stated that “from a medical perspective, and after more than 138 days since his hunger strike began, Abu Hawash is in a critical condition, and he needs specialised medical follow-up.”
It pointed out that its medical crews “continue to visit Abu Hawash on a regular basis and will continue to closely monitor his condition,” expressing “great concern over his health.”
The committee stressed “the need to respect the dignity of all detainees and to treat them humanely.”
Abu Hawash from Dura in Hebron has been detained since October 2020, where he received three administrative detention orders against him since his arrest, one of which was issued during his hunger strike and for 6 months, reduced later to four months.
He is a former prisoner who spent a total of eight years in prison, married and a father of five.
The occupation authorities administratively detain about 500 prisoners, from the 4,650 Palestinians it holds in its prisons, according to Palestinian human rights organisations.