Palestinian prisoner Miqdad Al-Qawasmi, who has been on hunger strike in the Israeli prisons for 90 days, faces the possibility of sudden death.
According to Palestinian human rights organisations; The prisoner Al-Qawasmi’s critical health condition could lead to his sudden death, and the symptoms appearing on him confirm a serious decline in his nervous system, which may cause severe damage to the brain.
Al-Qawasmi, who is being held at Kaplan Hospital, was transferred to the intensive care unit due to the severe deterioration of his health.
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation prisons administration transferred the two prisoners, Alaa Al-Araj, who has been on strike for 73 days, and Hisham Abu Hawash, who has been on strike for 64 days, from the Ramle Clinic prison to one of the civilian hospitals of the occupation, after their health deteriorated.
Six Palestinian prisoners are continuing an open hunger strike protesting their administrative detention. In addition to Qawasmeh, Al-Araj and Abu Hawash; Kayed Al-Fasfous, has been on strike for 97 days, Shadi Abu Aker for 56 days, and Ayyad Al Harimi has been on strike for 27 days.
In addition to the six prisoners; 250 prisoners are continuing their hunger strike in the Israeli occupation prisons for the fifth day in a row protesting the abusive and punitive measures practiced by the prison administration against them. This comes after six prisoners managed to get their freedom through the “Freedom Tunnel” from Gilboa Prison, and they were re-arrested a while later.
Palestinian detainees resort to an open hunger strike for weeks and months and only drink water and salt to survive. They use this form of protest as a means of putting pressure on the Israeli Prison authorities to end their administrative detention and release them.
Since the beginning of this year, the occupation authorities have issued 869 administrative detention orders against prisoners, including four minors, and it increased significantly last May.