Miqdad Al-Qawasmi’s Mother Expresses Concern Over his Health
A Palestinian prisoner Miqdad Al-Qawasmi enters his 87th day of hunger strike; his mother assures Al-Mayadeen that her son “will continue his hunger strike until he gains freedom”.
Palestinian prisoner Miqdad Al-Qawasmi (24 years) has been on a hunger strike for 87 days in protest of his administrative detention without trial or charge.
Al Qawasmi’s health has rapidly deteriorated in recent days, as he suffers from severe weight loss, low heart rate, shortness of breath, and intense muscle aches.
The Palestinian prisoner, who can “barely” stand, also suffers from blurred vision, abdominal pain, and headaches.
Miqdad’s father, Omar al-Qawasmi, tersely expressed that his son is in a dangerous health condition. He reported that his son has begun to lose part of his memory as well, but he insists on continuing his hunger strike until he regains his freedom.
Since his administrative detention was frozen 5 days ago, the prisoner's parents have been by his side in the hospital, and they live in a state of anticipation and anxiety, fearing a new health setback.
Amid “Israel’s” complete negligence, a distress call came from the mother of the Palestinian prisoner.
Iman Badr, Miqdad’s mother, told Al Mayadeen that her son would "continue his hunger strike until he regains freedom, despite all his pain," adding that "the prisoner's health condition is constantly deteriorating, and he has become in a state of severe weakness."
Mother of Palestinian prisoner Miqdad al-Qawasmi to #AlMayadeen: "My son continues his hunger strike for the 87th day, and his health condition is constantly deteriorating." #Palestine pic.twitter.com/BLXGPZofNb— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) October 16, 2021
On October 7, Al-Qawasmi disclosed that the Israeli court's decision to suspend his arrest is meaningless and that he would await the decision of his release.
In a video clip recorded when his parents were permitted to visit him in Kaplan Hospital, Al-Qawasma said he would continue his hunger strike, even if that meant he had to stop drinking water.