Occupation Doctors Attempting to Force-feed Al-Qawasmi
Occupation physicians in Kaplan Hospital attempted to force-feed hunger striker Miqdad Al-Qawasmi as he was confined to a bed in the care unit.
According to the Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Authority, occupation physicians at Kaplan Hospital attempted to force-feed hunger striker Miqdad Al-Qawasmi in an attempt to break his open hunger strike over his administrative detention.
Al-Qawasmi has been on a hunger strike for 91 days, while his health condition is deteriorating in a dangerous and worrying manner. He is confined to a bed in the care unit in the hospital.
A circulated video on Twitter depicts Al-Qawasmi in a serious health condition and his mother at his bedside.
والدة الأسير مقداد القواسمة المضرب من 93 يوم، وكانت هناك محاولة لتغذيته بالمدعمات والفيتامينات بالقوة لكسر إضرابه— Helwha Arouri (@HelwhaK) October 21, 2021
حينما دخلت لغرفة ابنها رأته مكبل اليدين والقدمين بوجه مرتعب، بكت لأنها ترى ابنها يموت أمام عينيها، وبكت لأنها تريده بجانبها حياً وحراً..#معركة_الامعاء_الخاوية pic.twitter.com/ScwnS12pba
Another video shows Sediq Al-Qawasmi by the bedside of Miqdad, asserting that his struggle for freedom is ongoing and that nothing less than freedom will be accepted.
هدفي من الإضراب هو الحرية، ولن أقبل بأي شيء آخر سوى الحرية..— مقداد القواسمة (@free_miqdad) October 20, 2021
رغم البُعد، رغم القيد، رغم الظلم، رغم القهر، رغم السجّان، رغم الألم.........
اضرااااااااااااااب..اضراااااااااب...اضراااااااب#معركة_الامعاء_الخاوية #FreeThemAll pic.twitter.com/xBTFeheK18
The leader of the Islamic Jihad Movement Khader Adnan stated that the chaining of Al-Qawasmi, the tearing of his clothes, and forcefully hooking him up to an IV is a heinous crime by the occupation.
Adnan added that the occupation is incapable of confronting the prisoners on their hunger strike. The prisoners include Kayed Al-Fasfous, Ayyad Hraimi, Alaa Al-Araj, Hisham Abu-Hawash, Khalil Abu-Aram, and Shadi Abu- Aker.
Adnan emphasized the importance of issuing an international statement of condemnation by the International Red Cross and international humanitarian and human rights organizations, ensuring the right of Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike, and rejecting any attempt to undermine their right.
The Addameer Foundation for Human Rights held occupation authorities fully responsible for the life of the prisoner Miqdad Al-Qawasmi, who has been on strike for over 87 days.
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."
Nine days ago, around 100 Palestinian prisoners from the Islamic Jihad movement and 150 other Palestinian prisoners joined the open hunger strikes in protest of Israeli maltreatment and arbitrary administrative detention, lack of accountability, and punitive detention orders.