EU ‘Seriously Concerned’ about Health Condition of Palestinian Hunger Striker Abu Hawwash

Palestinian hunger-striking prisoner Hisham Abu Hawwash. (Photo: via Social Media)

The European Union said on Monday that it was seriously concerned about the health condition of Palestinian hunger striker Hisham Abu Hawwash, 40, who has been on an extended hunger strike for 141 days to protest his administrative detention in an Israeli prison since October 2020, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

“The use of administrative detention without formal charge remains a longstanding concern,” said the EU in a tweet.

“Detainees have the right to be informed about charges underlying any detention, must be given a fair trial within a reasonable time or be released.”

The EU stressed that a solution for Abu Hawwash’s long incarceration without charge or trial “should be found immediately.”

Rights groups are concerned that Abu Hawwash, from the southern West Bank town of Dura who is married with five children, may die at any time due to the long hunger strike that has incapacitated him.

(WAFA, PC, Social Media)

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