Prisoner Maher Al-Akhras (49) from Silat Al-Dhaher town south of Jenin, continues his open-ended hunger strike for the 88th consecutive day in the “Kaplan” Israeli hospital as his health deteriorates, in protest against his administrative detention.
On Thursday morning, the Undersecretary of the Prisoners and Ex-prisoners’ Affairs Commission, Abdel Qader Al-Khatib, pointed to the seriousness of the health condition of the prisoner, and its deterioration day after day, holding the occupation government fully responsible for his life.
According to WAFA news agency, a Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) volunteer doctor visited al-Akhras on Friday, and noted that although he is generally lucid, he is also periodically confused, very dizzy, cannot move his legs, stand, or change position in bed. His vision and hearing are rapidly deteriorating and he complains of severe chest pains. According to international medical consensus on hunger strikes, al-Akhras may die any day, said the four organizations.