Amid growing fears over his life, Palestinian prisoner Kayed al-Fasfous has been continuing on Monday, 15 November 2021, his hunger strike for the 123rd consecutive day.
Kayed al-Fasfous, from Dura town in West Bank’s southern province of Hebron, is considered the longest hunger striker as he has been on hunger strike for 123 days.
Al-Fasfous started suffering from life-threatening health problems due to his protracted hunger strike.
Israeli doctors at Barzilai hospital recently told al-Fasfous that he is close to sudden death at any moment, pointing to the presence of clots in Fasfous’s blood that could lead to his death.
Family sources affirmed that he 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.
Al-Fasfous has been in hospital for nearly two months following serious deterioration in his health conditions.
He has been demanding an end of his administrative detention without charge or trial in violation to international laws.
Four other administrative detainees are also on hunger strike, protesting their indefinite detention.
The hunger-striking prisoners include Alaa al-Araj who enters 99 days on hunger strike followed by Hisham Abu Hawas at 90 days, Ayyad al- Harimi at 53 days, Louay al-Ashqarat 35 days.
All the striking prisoners are demanding their freedom because the alleged evidence against them remains secret, and even their lawyers are not allowed to see it.
Currently, Israel is holding over 550 Palestinians in administrative detention, deemed illegal by international law, most of them former prisoners.