Al-Zubaidi Joins Al-Aridah in Battle of Empty Stomachs
Palestinian detainee Zakaria Al-Zubaidi declares a hunger strike in protest of his detention conditions in the Israeli occupation prisons.
Palestinian detainee Zakaria Al-Zubaidi joins Mohammad Al-Aridah, with whom he broke out of Gilboa Prison, in the battle of empty stomachs, declaring an open-ended hunger strike.
Al-Zubaidi was among six Palestinian prisoners who broke out of the confines of the Israeli occupation when he and his comrades escaped from the high-security Gilboa Prison, humiliating the occupation and improving the morale of the free people of Palestine.
Their journey outside of the occupation prisons was brought to an abrupt end in pairs, as the Israeli occupation managed to detain them, starting with Mahmoud Al-Aridah and Yaqoub Qadri, then Zakaria Al-Zubaidi and Mohammed al-Aridah, and later Ayham Kamamji and Munadel Nafi'at.
"[Zubaidi] has been on hunger strike for four days in protest of his sentencing to solitary confinement in harsh conditions and of the torture, the IOF is subjecting him to," Palestinian media said, quoting Zakaria's brother.
By this step, Zubaidi has joined his companion both in prison and freedom through Freedom Tunnel Mohammad Al-Aridah in his battle of empty stomachs, as Al-Aridah has been on hunger strike since October 4th.
The battle of empty stomachs currently includes Kayed al-Fasfous (86 days), Meqdad al-Qawasma (80 days), Alaa al-Araj (62 days), Hisham Abou Hawash (54 days), Raiq Bisharat (49 days), and Shadi Abou Akar (46 days).
The hunger-striking detainees are suffering extremely harsh conditions, and their situation is deteriorating day by day. The detainees are currently suffering from mineral deficiency, dehydration, nausea, and exhaustion.