Abou Atwan Health Condition Deteriorates
The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs warns of the dangerous health condition of prisoner Ghadanfar Abou Atwan, with the completion of the second month of his prolonged hunger strike, in refusal to his administrative detention.
The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs warned, Today, Saturday that the serious health condition of the 28-year-old prisoner, Ghadanfar Abou Atwan, who is continuing his prolonged hunger strike for the 60th day, in refusal of his administrative detention.
A senior official of the Commission, Hassan Abed Rabbo, said, "Prisoner Ghadanfar suffers from a severe deficiency in the amount of fluid in the body, which would expose the functions of his vital organs to obvious deficiencies, and this may lead to paralysis and disability, or sudden death due to health setbacks. In addition to cases of constant fatigue and headaches, he still refuses to get medical supplements.”
Abed Rabbo indicated that Abou Atwan lost more than 15 kilograms of weight, moreover, he suffers from tachycardia, and he is unable to speak and move, and struggles with psychological and nervous pressure as a result of the deterioration of his health, and abuse by the occupation authorities as they refuse to release him.
Abed Rabbo called for urgent intervention to save the life of the prisoner Abu Atwan.
The Occupation Prosecution had issued a decision to freeze the administrative detention of the prisoner Ghadanfar Abou Atwan, who was arrested in October 2020 and announced his hunger strike two months ago, but still, the occupation authorities are keeping him detained in the Israeli "Kaplan" hospital.
Late last month, the Ghadanfar family spoke about their son's deteriorating health condition and his gradual loss of vital abilities.
In a solidarity move, the prisoner Munif Abou Atwan, who spent 18 years in Israeli Raymond jail during his life sentence, continues his open hunger strike for the tenth consecutive day, in support of his nephew Ghadanfar.
Prisoner Jamal Al-Taweel (59 years), from Ramallah, suspended his open hunger strike, which lasted for 29 days, after setting the ceiling of administrative detention for his daughter, journalist Bushra, who was arrested for writing about the prisoners, along with the prisoner Muhammad Abu Fanunah from AL-Khalil, in exchange for not renewing his administrative detention.