WorldPalestinian prisoners' club: inmate on hunger strike risks sudden death

Palestinian prisoners’ club: inmate on hunger strike risks sudden death


AA / Ramallah

The (non-governmental) Palestinian Prisoners Club said on Saturday that a detainee on hunger strike in Israeli jails for the 122nd day in a row risks “sudden death”.

The Club said in a press release reviewed by the Anadolu Agency (AA) that “prisoner Kayed Phosphos, who is on hunger strike in protest against his administrative detention (without charge ), risks death at any time, according to doctors monitoring his state of health.

The Club stressed that doctors had indicated that symptoms appeared in Phosphos indicate the presence of blood clots.

Besides Kayed Phosphos, 5 other detainees in Israeli prisons are on hunger strike, they are Alaa al-Araj (98 days), Hicham Ismail Abou Hawash (89 days), Ayad al-Harimi (52 days) and Luay al-Ashkar (34 days).

Administrative detention is a decision of imprisonment by Israeli military order, alleging the existence of a security threat, without filing an indictment, it is renewable for 6 months, with the possibility of extension.

Israel administratively holds about 500 Palestinians out of 4,650 prisoners in its prisons, according to data from the Palestinian Prisoners Club.

* Translated from Arabic by Mounir Bennour.

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