Iman Badr, the mother of the Palestinian detainee, who has been on hunger strike for 95 days in the Israeli occupation prisons, Miqdad Al-Qawasmi, said that his health condition is “very poor”, given the severe harassment he is being subjected to by the administration of “Kaplan” Hospital, where the occupation authorities are holding him.
She confirmed in a video posted on her Facebook account that her son is in a very poor health condition, noting that she felt during his visit (yesterday, Saturday) that “his limbs are as cold as ice with a pale face.”
The mother of Al-Qawasmi, who is on a hunger strike protesting his administrative detention, added that the hospital administration is harassing him by all means. She pointed out that “the head of the department in which Miqdad is being held, issued orders preventing the stay of escorts with him, and for visits to last for half an hour only, in addition to preventing him from calling or communicating with anyone.”
She indicated that the hospital issued a decision on Friday, to prevent his visit, “but today I visited him, and he was surprised because he was aware of the ban, and we worked during the visit to raise his morale and support him.”
She explained that the hospital administration deals with him as a prisoner, and deprives him of many of his rights, stressing that Miqdad “suffers from arbitrary measures against him, starting with his arrest, deprivation of his rights in hospital, and he gets his natural rights only after a great struggle.”
Al-Qawasmi’s mother continued, “I appeal to all jurists in the world, to stand with him and support him in obtaining his rights, releasing him, and enjoying his natural right to live in freedom.”
Meanwhile, the prisoner Kayed Al-Fasfous continues his hunger strike for the 102nd day in a row, amid deterioration in his health, and the occupation’s refusal to respond to his demand to end his administrative detention.
Prisoners who are also on a hunger strike are Alaa Al-Araj for 78 days, Hisham Abu Hawash for 69 days, Shadi Abu Aker for 61 days, Ayyad Al Harimi for 32 days, and Raafat Abu Rabei for 8 days.
Administrative detention is defined as detention without charge or trial, which depends on a secret file that neither the detainee nor his lawyer have access to.
According to the military orders of the occupation, an administrative detention order can be renewed unlimited times, where an administrative detention order is issued for a maximum renewable period of six months.
Israel holds about 4,850 prisoners in its prisons, including 41 female prisoners, 225 children, and 550 administrative detainees, according to institutions specialized in Palestinian prisoner affairs.