The health condition of a Palestinian prisoner has seriously deteriorated as he entered his 49th day of hunger strike in Israeli detention facilities, according to the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission.
The commission spokesman, Hassan Abed-Rabbu, said in a press release that urgent medical intervention is required to save the life of Ghadanfar Abu Atwan, who has been on a hunger strike for 49 days in a row to protest his administrative detention.
Abu Atwan’s health condition has seriously deteriorated due to the lack of body fluids, which endangers the heart and kidneys.
🇵🇸#Palestine || Hunger strike prisoner Ghadanfar Abu Atwan, who is currently detained in the Israeli Kaplan Hospital, is facing serious health condition after 48 days of hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention. pic.twitter.com/vEbpROXzVY
— Eye on Palestine (@EyeonPalestine) June 21, 2021
In an interview with Voice of Palestine, Abed-Rabbu cautioned against the serious health deterioration of Eyad Hreibat and Ali al-Hroub, both residents of Dura town, near Hebron (Al-Khalil), due to the Israeli Prison Service’s (IPS) policy of deliberate medical negligence, as he held IPS fully responsible for their fate.
He stressed the need to hold rallies in support of the hunger-striking prisoners and spare no effort on the legal arena to secure the release of Abu Atwan and all 550 prisoners held in administrative detention.
Ghadanfar Abu Atwan, on hunger strike is getting weaker every day. pic.twitter.com/eA5Lt6dOdM
— Arjum Wajid (@Arjumwajid) June 21, 2021
On June 10, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected for the second time a petition by Abu Atwan concerning the abolition of his administrative detention. Abu Atwan is boycotting the medical examination and treatment.
Israel’s widely condemned practice of administrative detention allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals ranging between three and six months based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.
(WAFA, PC, Social Media)