50 Palestinian prisoners continue their open hunger strike
50 Palestinian prisoners carrying out an open hunger strike to protest Israeli arbitrary administrative detention show signs of health deterioration.
50 Palestinian prisoners continue their open hunger strike in Israeli occupation prisons, including administrative detainees and sentenced prisoners.
The official spokesperson for the Commission of Detainees and ex-Detainees, Hassan Abd Rabbo, told Wafa news agency on Tuesday that the health of the prisoner Kanaan Kanaan, who has been on hunger strike for 17 Days, has deteriorated and is now vomiting blood as his weight is significantly decreasing, while the occupation refuses to transfer him to the hospital and holds him in the 'Ofer' detention center.
Prisoner Kanaan, from the town of Hizma in occupied Al-Quds, is a liberated prisoner who was re-arrested by the occupation forces last August and transferred to administrative detention for a period of four months.
Abed Rabbo also mentioned that prisoners in the "Nafha" detention center returned two of their meals on Tuesday in solidarity with the striking prisoners.
The spokesperson added that 30 prisoners began to show signs of fatigue, exhaustion, loss of weight, joint pain, and severe emaciation as a result of a lack of fluids and vitamins in the body, pointing out that the health condition of prisoner Jihad Shariteh has deteriorated as was transferred to the Ofer prison clinic after he started to vomit blood.
28 out of the 30 hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners were sentenced to solitary confinement in four cells in the "Ofer" prison, while human rights advocate detainee Salah Al-Hammouri faced the same measure in "Hadarim" Prison, as Ghassan Zawahira was also sentenced to solitary confinement in Al-Naqab Prison.
On Sunday, 20 detainees joined the 30 striking detainees who are continuing their hunger strike for the 17th day, rejecting the policy of administrative detention, in addition to continuing to boycott the occupation courts to various degrees.
As for the 20 prisoners joining the strike, Abed Rabbo said that among them there are 10 prisoners in the 'Naqab' prison, and another 10 in "Ofer", including five administrative detainees.
This initiative comes as the enemy expands the scope of its arbitrary procedures, with the number of administrative prisoners including children, women, elderly and ill individuals exceeding 760, taking into consideration that 80% of the administrative prisoners are previous detainees of IOF prisons.
The number of administrative detainees is 780, including at least six minors and two female prisoners, and the largest number of them are in the Al-Naqab and "Ofer" prisons.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club stated that the administrative detainees will continue their strike and that there are currently no indications or results from all dialogues taking place with the administration of the Israeli occupation prisons.
The Prisoners Club also pointed out that the striking prisoners are awaiting the response of the occupation prison administration to their demands, confirming that new prisoners will join the strike if the demands are not met.
It is noteworthy that since 2015, the Israeli occupation authorities issued more than 9,500 administrative detention orders. At the beginning of this year, the occupation issued about 1,365 administrative detention orders, the highest of which was last August, amounting to 272 arrest warrants.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club notes that since late 2011, prisoners carried out more than 400 individual strikes, most of them in protest of administrative detention, pointing out that more than 80% of administrative prisoners are former prisoners who were subjected to administrative detention many times.