PPS: Health of two prisoners on hunger strike deteriorating

PNN/ Jerusalem/

The two Palestinian prisoners, Anas Shadid and Ahmad Abu Fara are reportedly facing a sharp health deterioration due to their hunger-strike, which entered its third month, protesting administrative detention.

A lawyer from the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said following a visit paid to the Israeli Assaf Harofe Hospital that the detainees have been diagnosed with a severe weight loss, headaches, dizziness, sight disorders, breathing difficulties, cardio-vascular diseases, and stomach pains.

The lawyer added that the hunger strikers have not taken showers for 20 days due their inability to stand on their foot, PIC reported.

He noted that the detainees are held in an isolated room in the hospital and that harsh measures, including visit restrictions, are being pursued against them despite an earlier decision to suspend their administrative detention.

The lawyer quoted the two hunger strikers as vowing to continue their hunger strike until the Israeli occupation authorities end their administrative detention and transfer them to a Palestinian hospital.


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