The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, on Friday morning, that more than 100 detainees have joined the hunger strike, in solidarity with the striking detainees Mohammad Balboul, his brother Mahmoud and Bilal Kayed.
The Committee said the detainees are held in Ramon, Nafha, Negev, Ofer and Gilboa’ Israeli prisons.
In a press release, the committee said that the detainees have been returning all meals for the last three days, and more are likely to join the strike soon.
It added that the Israeli policies against the detainees, the constant abuse and violations, and its rejection to listen to their legitimate demands could lead to very serious consequences.
The committee also said that detainee Malek al-Qadi who fell into a coma ten days ago, after 57 days of hunger strike, is in a life-threatening condition, especially after developing pneumonia, heart issues, hearing loss and various infections throughout his body.
In addition, the committee said that hunger-striking detainees Mohammad Balboul and his brother Mahmoud, remain in serious conditions at the Wolfson Israeli medical center.
They are suffering from loss of eyesight and hearing in addition to constant pain in the abdomen, head, joints and frequent spasms. They are also frequently losing consciousness.
The Detainees’ Committee called on the international community to intervene, and pressure Israel into ending its crimes and violations against the detainees, and to save their lives.