Former hunger striker al-Qadi transferred to Palestinian hospital

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Malik al-Qadi, who waged a hunger strike for 70 days in Israeli jails in protest at his administrative detention, has been transferred to a Palestinian hospital on Saturday, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.

Al-Qadi was transferred in the morning from the Israeli Wolfson Medical Center to the Istishari Arab Hospital in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, the sources explained.

Al-Qadi suffers a very difficult health condition which needs special medical care as he still suffers heart and lung problems after ending his 70-day hunger strike last week. Head of the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners Affairs Issa Qaraqe said that al-Qadi is to be transferred in a Palestinian ambulance and will remain in intensive care unit in the Istishari Arab hospital.

Al-Qadi ended his hunger strike on Wednesday, along with fellow prisoners Muhammad and Mahmoud al-Balboul, after an agreement with the Israeli prison service not to renew their administrative detentions. Share This Article 172