Israel threatens to prevent care for Palestinian prisoners

Israeli prison authorities have threatened to deprive Palestinian prisoners of medical treatment if they refuse to call off a months-long indefinite hunger strike against their arbitrary detentions.


President Palestinian considers the situation of his people unsustainable

Qadri Abu Bakr, head of the Palestinian Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, said Wednesday that Palestinians currently languishing in Israeli jails need the support and care of the entire Palestinian society, as well as international institutions.

He told the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen news network that a number of Palestinian detainees in Hadarim prison have recently faced brutal attacks by Israeli forces, leaving the striking prisoners with no choice but to go ahead with their demand until freedom or death.

Meanwhile, the health condition of two Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails had deteriorated after months of hunger strike in protest against the Tel Aviv regime’s so-called administrative detention.

Palestinian officials said Khalil Awawdeh, 40, from the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil, has been on a hunger strike for more than 100 days.

Awawdeh suffers from headaches, fatigue, blurred vision, joint pain, irregular heartbeat, frequent vomiting, and significant weight loss.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners Club, Awawdeh was transferred from Ramle prison to an Israeli hospital after his health deteriorated this week.

Another Palestinian prisoner, Ra’ed Rayyan, 27, from the village of Beit Duqqu, northwest of al-Quds, has been on a hunger strike for 67 days. He too suffers from serious health complications.

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