Abu Hawash in critical health conditions on 137th day of hunger strike
Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash continues his open hunger strike for the 137th day, the Spokesperson for the Resistance Committees calls for human rights institutions to play a greater role in releasing the prisoner.
Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash continues his open hunger strike for the 137th day in protest of his administrative detention while facing serious critical health conditions.
The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the prisoner is suffering from blurry vision, muscular atrophy and inability to move and talk.
#Breaking | Health condition of prisoner Hesham Abu Hawwash is seriously dangerous as he suffers blurry vision, significant muscular atrophy and inability to move and talk, Palestinian Ministry of Health said after visiting him at Israeli hospital this night. #FreeThemAll pic.twitter.com/TTOkuQpFYv— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) December 30, 2021
Palestinian Resistance will respond
In turn, the Spokesperson for the Resistance Committees, Abu Mujahid, confirmed Friday that Abu Hawash's slow death may ignite the situation again.
Addressing the Israeli occupation, Abu Mujahid made clear that the Palestinian Resistance will respond to the possible martyrdom of Abu Hawash, adding that there were talks made to warn the occupation from risking the prisoner's life.
The spokesperson underlined that human rights institutions should play a greater role in calling for the release of Abu Hawash before it is too late.
On Thursday, the Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement (PIJ), Ziyad Al-Nakhalah, warned that the movement will consider prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash's possible martyrdom an assassination carried out by the Israeli occupation with premeditation.
In addition, the media spokesperson for the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission, Hassan Abd Rabbo, announced that Abu Hawash is still being held at the Ramla Prison Clinic and that his life is in danger due to a shortage in fluid and salt in his body, knowing that his weight went down to 40 kilograms and his internal organs are shutting down.
Al Mayadeen sources also revealed that there are Egyptian and international efforts pressuring "Israel" to end the arrest of Abu Hawash, noting that the Resistance notified Egyptians about a possible escalation in case Abu Hawash loses his life.
Intentionally exhausting Abu Hawash
It is noteworthy that the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission announced that the Israeli occupation forces transferred the hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash from his prison hospital to a civilian hospital for treatment.
The Commission stressed that the Israeli occupation’s Prison Service has deliberately transferred him to a civilian hospital and returned him on the same day or after several days, with the aim of exhausting him and discouraging him from continuing his hunger strike.