Exclusive: Awawdeh is less than 35 kgs: Awawdeh's wife
Dalal Awawdeh, the wife of the hunger striker in the Israeli occupation prisons, Khalil Awawdeh, reveals to Al-Mayadeen that "there is a court session scheduled for next Sunday, but the prisoner's health situation is intolerable."
Dalal Awawdeh, the wife of the hunger-striking prisoner in the Israeli occupation prisons, Khalil Awawdeh, confirmed in an interview with Al Mayadeen today, that "there is a court session scheduled for next Sunday, but the prisoner's health condition is intolerable."
Awawdeh explained to Al Mayadeen that his family "has been forbidden from visiting Khalil for about 8 months," stressing that "the prisoner is now unable to speak or move."
The wife of prisoner Awawdeh revealed that his weight "has become less than 35 kilograms, and there is fear for his life," indicating that he "suffers from severe weakness and an almost impossibility to see."
زوجة الأسير خليل عواودة دلال عواودة لـ #الميادين: يعاني الأسير وهناً شديداً وشبهَ انعدام في الرؤية، وبات وزنه أقل من 35 كيلوغراماً، وهناك خوف على حياته.#خليل_عواوده #فلسطين #فلسطين_تقاوم_الغدر @Kamalkhalaf17 pic.twitter.com/VlZEK0yYhC— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) August 11, 2022
Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh, 40, from the town of Idna in Al-Khalil, continued his suspended open hunger strike in refusal of his administrative detention. This came days after a previous 111-day strike was suspended, as the Israeli occupation revoked its decision to end prisoner Khalil Awawdeh’s arbitrary arrest.
The Israeli occupation issued an order to renew Awawdeh’s administrative detention for a period of 4 months from 06/26/2022 until 10/25/2022 despite his highly critical health condition, according to Muhjat Al-Quds.
Israeli media reported on Thursday "an alertness in the security and military establishments after the transfer of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awadeh to the hospital."
Channel 12 spoke about "an alertness in the security and military establishments after the transfer to the hospital of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner, whose release was demanded by the Islamic Jihad (PIJ) at the end of the last operation due to the deterioration of his health."
The Palestinian affairs correspondent in the Israeli Channel 12 said, “The matter will have a great impact, of course, and it must be said that this was neither the first time nor the second time he has been transferred to the hospital. We are talking about Khalil Awawdeh, a Palestinian detainee from the PIJ, who has been hunger striking for 150 days."
Human rights organizations confirmed that the prisoner Awawdeh "is at risk of martyrdom at any moment, in light of the occupation's refusal to respond to his demands to end his administrative detention, despite the seriousness of his health condition."
Yesterday, an Israeli occupation court held an unplanned court session for Awawdeh due to his deteriorating health condition. He was still in the Ramleh prison, however, without being transferred to a hospital.
The freedom of Awawdeh was one of the clauses of the Egyptian-mediated ceasefire between Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the Israeli occupation, which took place earlier this week after several days of Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinian civilians and wounding hundreds of others.
The head of the political department in the Islamic Jihad Movement, Muhammad Al-Hindi, said on August 7 that "a formula for the Egyptian declaration of the truce agreement has been reached, and it includes Egypt's commitment to work for the release of the two prisoners, Khalil Awawdeh and Bassam Al-Saadi."