[Ppnews] Five Palestinian Prisoners Continue their Hunger Strikes Despite Rapidly Deteriorating Health Conditions

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Tue Dec 18 16:56:44 EST 2012


  Five Palestinian Prisoners Continue their Hunger Strikes Despite
  Rapidly Deteriorating Health Conditions

/18 December 2012, Ramallah/ -
http://www.addameer.org/etemplate.php?id=555

Addameer is deeply concerned about the health of the five hunger 
strikers as their situation rapidly deteriorates in the Occupation's 
prisons. The five hunger strikers, Ayman Sharawna 
<http://www.addameer.org/etemplate.php?id=542> (171 days), Samer Issawi 
(140 days), Yousef Yassin (21 days), Jafar Azzidine (21 days) and Tarek 
Qa'adan (21 days), are in danger of imminent death if they are not 
provided with immediate independent medical care or release.
Addameer lawyers visited hunger striker Ayman Sharawna in Ramleh Prison 
Hosptial on 18 December 2012. Ayman's health is in grave danger, as he 
is suffering from severe pain in the kidneys, liver and legs, and has 
lost his vision. Ayman is refusing to be transferred to another hospital 
due to his Israel Prison Service's intention to shackle him during 
transportation and treatment. The doctor at Ramleh Prison Hospital told 
Ayman that there is serious danger on his life if he discontinues to 
drink water. He is currently taking vitamins and sugar.
Ayman is protesting his arbitrary re-arrest after his releasei n the 
Gilad Shalit exchange of 11 October 2011. The prosecution is attempting 
to renew his previous sentence despite their lack of charges.
Faris Zaid, Addameer lawyer, was unable to visit Samer Issawi today 
because of his court date, in which he was attacked by the IPS special 
services. Addameer lawyers last visited Samer Issawi on 12 December 
2012, and reported that he is suffering pain in all of his muscles, has 
very low blood pressure and is losing his eye sight. He is now being 
regularly tested with a heart monitor and being administered with B12 
injections to protect his nerves.
Like Ayman, Samer is also protesting his arbitrary re-arrest after his 
release in the Gilad Shalit exchange of 11 October 2011. The prosecution 
is also trying to renew the remained of his previous sentence of 20 years.
Yousef Yassin, Jafar Azzidine and Tarek Qa'adan, who have been on hunger 
strike for 21 days are still being held in Magiddo Prison. They were 
arrested on 22 November 2012, following the cease fire during the 
attacks on the Gaza Strip. They are on hunger strike to protest their 
administrative detention orders. Jafar and Tarek are both former prisoners.
Addameer calls on the international community to pressure the Israeli 
Prison Service for the immediate release of the hunger striking 
prisoners to stop their worsening and deteriorating health conditions. 
Addameer calls on the international community to intervene and demands 
that Israel upholds international human rights and humanitarian law.
*ACT NOW!*
*Write to the Israeli government, military and legal authorities and 
demand the release of the prisoners on hunger strike.

    * Brigadier General Danny Efroni
      Military Judge Advocate General
      6 David Elazar Street
      Harkiya, Tel Aviv
      Israel
      Fax: +972 3 608 0366; +972 3 569 4526
      Email: arbel at mail.idf.il; avimn at idf.gov.il
    * Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon
      OC Central Command Nehemia Base, Central Command
      Neveh Yaacov, Jerusalam
      Fax: +972 2 530 5741
    * Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak
      Ministry of Defense
      37 Kaplan Street, Hakirya
      Tel Aviv 61909, Israel
      Fax: +972 3 691 6940 / 696 2757
    * Col. Eli Bar On
      Legal Advisor of Judea and Samaria PO Box 5
      Beth El 90631
      Fax: +972 2 9977326

*Write to your own elected representatives urging them to pressure 
Israel to release the hunger strikers.
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