Palestinian prisoners announce hunger strike in support of Abu Hamid
The Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons announce a hunger strike in support of cancer-stricken prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid.
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons launched a hunger strike Monday in protest of the medical negligence of cancer-stricken prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid and in demand of his release.
A demonstration in solidarity with Abu Hamid, who remains in a coma for the 13th day, was organized in Al-Khalil.
The Commission for Martyrs and Prisoners indicated that Abu Hamid's health condition is critical due to his struggle with lung cancer.
Last Thursday, Nasser's mother, Latifa Abu Hamid, launched a hunger strike in decry of her son's imprisonment, drawing the world's attention to the plight of Palestinian prisoners.
Waed Association for Prisoners strongly denounced the policy of “medical negligence to which cancer-stricken Prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid and all the prisoners were subjected”, stressing that Abu Hamid is “subjected to a systematic and deliberate assassination.”
Nasser Abu Hamid, from Al-Amari camp, Ramallah, is one of five brothers who were all sentenced to life by the Israeli authorities. They are Nasr, Nasser, Sharif, and Mohammad, as well as Islam, who was arrested in 2018.
A sixth brother, Abdel Moneim Abu Hamid, is a martyr. Their mother was deprived of visiting them for years, they lost their father during detention, and their family home was demolished five times - the last of which was in 2019.
Boycotting occupation courts
For the 17th consecutive day, administrative prisoners in the Israeli prisons continue to boycott the occupation courts in protest of administrative detention.
According to the Palestinian Prisoners Club, the Israeli occupation administratively detains about 500 Palestinian prisoners, including four minors and one woman, out of about 4,600 prisoners.