Palestinian prisoner Hana Shalabi is in a serious health condition, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society told media Thursday morning.Advocate Jawad Pauls, director of the legal department of the society said, after a visit to the hospital where Shalabi is being treated, that her heart beats are slowing down, and that she had lost considerable weight.
Pauls said, in a press release, that Israeli Prison’s Authorities moved Shalabi to the hospital on Tuesday as her health was rapidly deteriorating.
The press release said that Shalabi is isolated in a small room at the hospital guarded by four Israeli police officers, two males and two females and that he could smell food in her room. The press release assumed that the guards eat their food inside her room deliberately in order to pressure her to break her hunger strike.
Shalabi has been on hunger strike since she was taken from her house on February 16 and placed under administrative detention, a form of detention that requires no charge. Shalabi was released few months ago in the swap deal between Hamas and Israel in exchange of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, after spending two years under a previous administrative detention order.
Shalabi started her hunger strike as Khader Adnan was also on hunger strike protesting his administrative detention as well. Adnan ended his hunger strike on the 66th day after reaching a deal with the Israeli prisons’ authorities to release him on April 17.