Mothanna al-Qawasmi: My Brother Is on the Verge of Martyrdom
Mothanna, brother of Palestinian prisoner Miqdad al-Qawasmi, tersely stresses that his brother’s health is rapidly deteriorating as he suffers from blood poisoning, adding that doctors say he is left with just a few hours.
Released Palestinian prisoner Mothanna al-Qawasmi, brother of Palestinian prisoner Miqdad al-Qawasmi, said that his brother’s health is in critical condition and he is “on the verge of martyrdom”.
Miqdad al-Qawasmi, 24 years, has been on a hunger strike for 98 days protesting his administrative detention.
Mothanna tersely stressed that his brother’s health is rapidly deteriorating as he suffers from blood poisoning, adding that doctors say he is left with just a few hours.
He called on the Palestinian resistance factions, national forces, and all Palestinians to save his life.
Shocking images show Miqdad al-Qawasmi suffering from extreme weight loss and fading in an Israeli hospital.
Iman Badr, Miqdad al-Qawasmi’s mother, disclosed to Al Mayadeen that "the occupation isn't allowing us to visit him except with heavy security and in the presence of the occupation forces," noting that "we have not seen any serious move yet by the decision-makers to rescue him.”
The prisoner's mother has recently confirmed in a video on her Facebook page that Miqdad is in a very poor health condition, noting that during her last visit, "his limbs were as cold as snow and his face was pale."
She also pointed out that the hospital administration is treating him as a prisoner and is depriving him of his rights, explaining that her son "suffers from arbitrary measures against him, starting from his arrest, with his rights tripped away despite being bedridden in the hospital." She concluded by asserting that Miqdad will only receive his natural right after a great struggle.
Six prisoners are still on an open hunger strike inside Israeli occupation prisons in protest of their administrative detention.