The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe’ stated, on Friday at night, that the Israeli prison authority has moved hunger striking detainee Anas Shadeed to an intensive care unit at the Assaf HaRofeh Israeli medical center, after suffering a sharp health deterioration.  

Qaraqe’ stated that the prison authority is pressuring Shadeed and detainee Ahmad Abu Fara, to force them to end their strikes that started two months ago, protesting their ongoing illegal Administrative Detention, without charges.

He added that Shadeed and Abu Fara suffered serious deterioration in their health condition, while Israel continues to ignore their demands, while Shadeed was placed in intensive care due to a severe health setback.

The official also stated that the soldiers constantly threaten to harm the detainees, and tried to push them into ending their strikes, but Abu Fara and Shadeed responded by threatening to stop drinking water.  

Qaraqe’ urged international and local human right groups, including the Red Cross, to intervene and end the serious Israeli violations, and to secure the release of two detainees, especially since they are illegal held without charges.

Detainee Ahmad Abu Fara, born on November 8, 1987, is a married man from Surif town, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and was taken prisoner on August 2, before being instantly held under Administrative detention. He is also a former political prisoner who spent two years in Israeli prisons.

Detainee Anas Shadeed, born on June 7, 1997, is from Doura town, in Hebron, and was taken prisoner on August 2, also to be instantly placed under administrative detention. The two started their strikes on September 25th.