[Pnews] Health Conditions of Palestinian Prisoner in Hunger Strike Deteriorate

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Tue Jun 22 12:21:45 EDT 2021

Conditions of Palestinian Prisoner in Hunger Strike Deteriorate
June 22, 2021
Ghadanfar Abu Atwan, 28, is one of the Palestinian prisoners on hunger
strike, in protest of their administrative detention. (Photo: via Social

The health condition of a Palestinian prisoner has seriously deteriorated
as he entered his 49th day of hunger strike in Israeli detention
facilities, according to the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission.

The commission spokesman, Hassan Abed-Rabbu, said in a press release that
urgent medical intervention is required to save the life of Ghadanfar Abu
Atwan, who has been on a hunger strike for 49 days in a row to protest his
administrative detention.

Abu Atwan’s health condition has seriously deteriorated due to the lack of
body fluids, which endangers the heart and kidneys.

In an interview with Voice of Palestine, Abed-Rabbu cautioned against the
serious health deterioration of Eyad Hreibat and Ali al-Hroub, both
residents of Dura town, near Hebron (Al-Khalil), due to the Israeli Prison
Service’s (IPS) policy of deliberate medical negligence, as he held IPS
fully responsible for their fate.

He stressed the need to hold rallies in support of the hunger-striking
prisoners and spare no effort on the legal arena to secure the release of
Abu Atwan and all 550 prisoners held in administrative detention.

On June 10, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected for the second time a
petition by Abu Atwan concerning the abolition of his administrative
detention. Abu Atwan is boycotting the medical examination and treatment.

Israel’s widely condemned practice of administrative detention allows the
detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals
ranging between three and six months based on undisclosed evidence that
even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.

*(WAFA, PC, Social Media)*

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