Hisham Abu Hawash infected with COVID-19 in Israeli hospital
After seizing his freedom, prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash is infected with the Coronavirus, and his family is demanding his transfer to a hospital in the occupied West Bank.
Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash has been infected with COVID-19 and has been transferred to a specialized care unit, Israeli "Asaf Harofeh" hospital reported on Friday.
The policy of neglect
Abu Hawash’s family accuses the hospital of medical negligence, stressing that the Palestinian prisoner was not separated from other patients despite his critical health condition and despite the hospital’s knowledge that he suffers from a blood germ transmitted to him while he was in an Israeli military facility.
The highly concerned family has also called the International Committee and human rights organizations to intervene.
Abu Hawash's family also held the occupation authorities fully responsible for his life.
Abu Hawash, from Dura, occupied Al-Khalil, has ended his 141 days hunger strike on January 4 in protest of his administrative detention, which allows his indefinite imprisonment without trial or charge.
At the time, Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that "Abu Hawash's decision to end his hunger strike comes after reaching an agreement that stipulates that he would be freed on February 26."
This comes after the Palestinian resistance factions warned the Israeli occupation of repercussions if anything happens to Abu Hawash.
"Any harm done to the life of prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash would constitute an offensive action and aggression against our people, and the resistance will remain the shield and sword defending our prisoners," the factions stressed.
Abu Hawash continued his empty stomach battle for 141 consecutive days, despite the dangers it imposed on his already-frail health condition.
Painful moments..💔— V PALESTINE 🇵🇸 (@V_Palestine20) December 28, 2021
The first meeting between Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash and his sons after 134 days of hunger strike to protest his unfair administrative detention in Israeli occupation jails. #SaveHisham #FreeThemAll pic.twitter.com/2JBlEIBkCk
On its account, the European Union expressed its concern regarding Abu Hawash's critical health condition, calling on "Israel" to end the policy of administrative detention.
At the time, his family voiced grave concern over his life, saying the battle for his freedom became one of breaking his will to stop individual hunger-strikes, "Even if it is at the expense of Hisham's life."