Palestinian prisoner, striker moved to hospital over health deterioration

PNN/ Ramallah/

The Palestinian prisoner, Mahmoud al-Balboul on Sunday afternoon was moved to hospital due to health deterioration following two months of hunger strike in protest of administrative detention.

According to WAFA news agenct, the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-detainees Affairs Commission said that al-Balboul has entered a very critical stage, which necessitated his transfer to Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, east of Tel Aviv, Israel, for medical treatment.

Al-Bloboul has difficulty speaking and is very weak after losing almost 30 Kilograms since he began his hunger strike on July 1st.

WAFA added that doctors have been warning of paralysis risks if al-Balboul insists on refusing to take any nutritional supplements. However, al-Balboul stressed his intentions to continue with his strike until his demand of ending his administrative detention is met. Al-Balboul relies on water only.