The Palestine Center for Detainees Studies has reported that detainee Hussein Mohammad Amro, who suffers with diabetes, is refusing to take insulin in protest of his continued detention. Two detainees on hunger strike.
Amro, 61, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, was kidnapped by the army on June 13, 2013, and has been under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, since then. Besides suffering with diabetes, Amro suffers with high blood pressure, rheumatism, gout, varicose veins, and Blood lipids.
The Prison Administration provides him with insulin from time to time, and denies him treatment for his various health conditions. The Center said that Amro is now refusing insulin, and is demanding his right to adequate medical treatment.
He was repeatedly kidnapped and imprisoned by the Israeli army, and spent more than 5 years in Israeli prisons, including two years under Administrative Detention.
In related news, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that two Palestinian detainees, from the northern West Bank city of Nablus, are also holding hunger strike. The PPS said that detainee Moayyad Al-Aghbar, held at the Huwwara detention center near Nablus, started his hunger strike four days ago as Israel is refusing to grant him medication as he suffers with diabetes. He is also demanding a special diet that fits his medical condition.
Adnan Khader, one of the lawyers of the Palestinian Prisoners Society, said that Huwwara lacks basic conditions, and that the detainees do not even have access to hot water.
Khader added that detainee Masoud Al-Kowny, also from Nablus and held at the Petah Tikva Israeli prison, started his hunger strike six days ago, demanding his release, and rejecting the difficult conditions and abuse he faces during interrogation.