Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike Loses Ability to Speak

'Hunger strikers for freedom.' (Photo: via Samidoun)

Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails Ayad Alharimi, who has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 42 days to protest his administrative detention without charge or a trial, has lost the ability to speak.

Alharimi has been writing on a notebook to communicate with his jailors and visitors at Asav Haroveh hospital.

Mohjat Al-Quds association has received a letter from Alharimi confirming that he lost the ability to speak. Alharimi stressed in the letter that he still refuses to do medical examinations and that he will continue his hunger strike until he gains his freedom.

He mentioned in the letter that his health has worsened in the last few days, saying that he could hardly move and there is blood in his urine.

Four other Palestinian prisoners, Mohammed and Mahmomud Alababoul, Malik Alqadi and Ayad Alharimi are also on hunger strike to protest their administrative detention orders.

Ayad Alharimi is from the West Bank city of Bethlehem. He was placed under administrative detention order in December 2015, ten days after he was released from Israeli jails after serving a three-year sentence.

(PC, Palestine Now)

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