Israeli authorities transferred a hunger-striking Palestinian detainee from solitary confinement in the Ashkelon jail to the Negev jail, on Thursday morning.
The Palestinian Committee of Prisonersâ Affairs said, in a statement, that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) transferred Ibaa Omar al-Barghouthi, aged 40, a resident of the central occupied West Bank village of Kobar, in the Ramallah district.
According to Ma’an News Agency, Al-Barghouthi has been on a hunger strike against the renewal of his administrative detention without charge or trial. He has been held in administrative detention since August 2nd, 2017.
According to the committee, al-Barghouthi has stopped drinking water and refused taking vitamins. He is also boycotting Israeli prison clinics and is refusing to take medical tests.
The committee added that al-Barghouthiâs health has deteriorated and his body has become scrawny, as he also suffers from severe exhaustion, muscle and bone pains, insomnia and severe bloody vomiting.
Al-Barghouthiâs eyesight has also suffered, according to the committee.
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