The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society reported that the health of hunger striking detainee, Maher Al-Akhras has declined in recent days.

On Sunday, the Palestinian Administrative Detainee has been on hunger strike for 98 consecutive days, and is currently in serious condition at Israel’s Kaplan hospital.

The PPS added that Al-Akhras, 49, has been experiencing full body convulsions which last 60 minutes at a time, in addition to severe deterioration of his hearing and sight.

Furthermore, the administrative detainee, is also suffering from acute shortness of breath as well as extreme pain in his head and chest.

Al-Akhras has been refusing all food and medical intervention since the day he was detained, July 27, 2020, to protest Israel’s policy of detention without charge or trial.

The PPS asserted that the continued detention of Al-Akhras, by Israeli authorities, bearing in mind his critical condition, constitutes a slow and systematic execution.

Administrative detention (AD) is a procedure that allows Israeli occupation forces to hold prisoners indefinitely on secret information without charging them or allowing them to stand trial. The secret information or evidence cannot be accessed by the detainee nor his lawyer, and can according to Israeli military orders, an administrative detention order can be renewed for an unlimited time. The court issues an administrative detention order for a maximum period of six months, subject to renewal. Addameer, the Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association

Head of the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Authority, Qadri Abu Bakr on Sunday, expressed his deep concern for the health of the detainee, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

“Palestinian efforts have not stopped in supporting Akhras in this heroic battle by following his condition at the highest levels.” – Qadri Abu Bakr, Head of the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Authority

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