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Concerns about Palestinians over hunger strikes

Jerusalem: Palestinian prisoners suffering in hospitals raised international concerns yesterday after a massive hunger strike died, and Palestinians demanded that Zionist organizations release him from detention without charge. .. Hisham Abu Hawash, a 40-year-old member of the Islamic Jihad militant movement, began refusing food in August to protest the Zionist organization detaining him without charge or trial.

Five married fathers from Dura, south of the West Bank under the occupation of the Zionist, are under administrative detention, a practice of arresting suspects for a renewable six-month term without charge or evidence. Was placed in. “His condition is difficult and complex,” Riad Abyell, a spokesman for the Shamir Medical Center, where Abu Hawash is hosting, told AFP.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said a medical team visiting Abu Hawash discovered that Abu Hawash was “in a critical situation requiring expert clinical monitoring.” According to the ICRC, Abu Hawash has refused to eat for about 140 days. It issued a statement warning of “potentially irreversible health effects and possible tragic loss of life.”

His wife, Aisha Frebat, told AFP yesterday that he was in a “very dangerous” situation, adding that “since yesterday he hasn’t been able to speak at all and has no idea what’s going on around him.” rice field. “Even after he finishes the strike, he will have difficult problems,” she said, and their lawyers filed an urgent complaint against his detention in the Supreme Court of the Zionist organization. He added that he was.

Shawan Javalin, head of the Ramallah-based Alhak Rights Group on the West Bank, said: He said Abu Hawash was one of about 550 Palestinians whose Zionist organizations were in administrative detention. The plight of Abu Hawash ignited the support of the Palestinians. Palestinian civil minister Hussein Al Sheikh called on Zionist organizations to “release Abu Hawash immediately” through Twitter, and his appeal echoed to protesters gathered in Ramallah over the weekend.

At a rally in Gaza, Islamist Radwan, an official of the Islamist movement Hamas, who governs Enclave, said Zionist organizations must understand that prisoners form a “red line” for Palestinians. Islamic Jihad, the second largest radical group in Gaza, retains Abu Hawash’s “Zionist profession,” threatening revenge in the event of his death. He said he was. – AFP

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