Al-Fasfous: It's Either Home or Martyrdom
Palestinian prisoner Kayed al-Fasfous tells Al Mayadeen that doctors are treating him indifferently despite being in a state of perpetual pain, while prisoner Miqdad al-Qawasmi reasserts that his arrest is unjust.
Kayed al-Fasfous, the Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 98 days, announced during an interview with Al Mayadeen that he is proceeding with his strike, especially after the Israeli court decided to freeze his administrative detention, explaining that the order is insufficient since his goal is freedom.
Al-Fasfous added, "This is the second administrative detention for me, and I resorted to the hunger strike after suffering greatly from the detainment, and the court keeps issuing an extension order, so I decided that hunger strike is the only way to go."
During the interview, he said he will attain his freedom, adding that "either I go home or be martyred," noting that doctors are treating him indifferently despite being in a state of perpetual pain.
He also revealed that the Israeli security is mistreating him and his beloved ones, having expelled his wife twice from the hospital under the pretext of her needing a permit to accompany the patient.
In a statement, he addressed the people and the movements supporting the prisoners' strike, saying, "You raise our morale and our confidence in Allah and the people, and I hope that the movement will be more effective and, God willing, I will attain my freedom."
In turn, Kayed al-Fasfous's daughter appealed to the world to rescue her father as reached his 98th day of hunger strike, pleading in the hope that "my father comes back home with me."
Prisoner Al-Qawasmi Al-Mayadeen: I am continuing my hunger strike
Prisoner Miqdad al-Qawasmi, who has been on a hunger strike for 91 days, said: “I will continue my hunger strike until the annulment of my administrative detention, not its temporary freezing", describing the Israeli arrest as "unjust."
It is reported that the director of the legal unit in the Prisoner’s Club, Jawad Boulos, told Al Mayadeen yesterday that “al-Qawasmi is unable to speak and cannot move his limbs," with the doctors expressing clear concern about the deterioration of his health.
Al-Qawasmi is at risk of sudden death at any moment as a result of being on hunger strike for 90 days," he added.
It is noteworthy that the Palestinian Prisoners Club confirmed that 6 prisoners are continuing their hunger strike against their administrative detention:
-Kayed al-Fasfous (98 days)
-Miqdad al-Qawasmi (91 days)
-Alaa al-Araj (74 days)
-Hisham Abu-Hawash (65 days)
-Shadi Abu-Aker (57 days)
-Ayad Hraimi (28 days)