One Of Them Enters 100th Day; Six Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

21 Oct
12:55 PM

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that six Palestinian detainees continue the hunger strike in Israeli prisons, including a detainee who stated the strike 100 days ago, in addition to one woman who began her strike 28 days ago, protesting being held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges.

The PPS stated that detainee Ahmad Ghannam, 42, Doura town near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, has started the hunger strike 100 days ago, and is scheduled to have a court hearing on his appeal this coming Wednesday, November 23rd.

It stated that Ghannam is in a very serious health condition, and was moved to an Israeli hospital more than a week ago, but is determined to continue his strike, protesting being held without charges.

The PPS added that Ghannam is also deprived of family visits, and faces various punitive measures, including being held in solitary confinement, in addition to constant violations. Prior to being moved to Kaplan Israeli medical center, he was held in solidarity confinement in Nitzan-Ramla Prison.

Ghannam, a married father of two children, was taken prisoner on June 18th, 2019, and was slapped with an Administrative Detention order, before he started the hunger strike, and then received an extension of the detention order for additional two months and a half.

The detainee is also a cancer patient, and requires specialized medical treatment, in addition to other complications, including in his immunity system.

Five other detainees are ongoing withy the hunger strike, also protesting being held under Administrative Detention orders.

Ismael Ali started the hunger strike 90 days ago, Tareq Qa’dan, 83 days ago, Ahmad Zahran, 30 days ago, Mos’ab al-Hindi, 28 days ago, and Hiba al-Lubbadi, 28 days ago.

The hunger-striking detainees are facing various health complications, including severe pain all over their bodies, serious weight loss, vomiting blood, poor vision, repeatedly fainting, heart palpitations, and skin discoloration.

The Israeli Prison Administration constantly transfers the striking detainees to various prisons, to prevent them from resting to force them to end their strike.

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