PPC: Palestinian Hunger Striker in Critical Health Condition
PPC reports that Palestinian prisoner, Hisham Abu Hawash, has reached a critical health condition due to the Israeli Prison Authority's policy of negligence and torture.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC) warned today that the health condition of the hunger-striking prisoner, Hisham Abu Hawash, is deteriorating rapidly and it has reached a very critical and dangerous stage.
Simultaneously, an Israeli occupation court decided to postpone a session that was scheduled on Wednesday to look into the appeal made by the Palestinian prisoner’s lawyer to end his administrative detention.
Who is Abu Hawash?
Abu Hawash, 39, from Dura, al-Khalil, has been in Ramla Prison clinic and has been detained since October 2020. He is also a former prisoner who spent a total of 8 years in occupation prisons.
The prisoner has previously received two administrative detention orders for a period of 6 months and is currently facing serious health conditions.
Abu Hawash is currently suffering from vision problems, constant vomiting, physical weakness, slow speech and movement, and severe aches all over his body.
100 days into hunger strike
On his account, Attorney Jawad Boulos said "the military court in Ofer decided to postpone the court session that was scheduled today since it is not possible to bring Abu Hawash to the court due to his deteriorated health condition on his 100th day of hunger strike.”
Boulos expressed his shock at the continuation of the prisoner’s detention inside the Ramla Prison clinic, despite his deteriorating health condition.
Furthermore, the Israeli occupation court gave a period of 5 days for the prosecution to submit an updated medical report from the Ramla prison administration on the health condition of prisoner Abu Hawash.
A Palestinian prisoner facing death
Another Palestinian hunger striker, Louay al-Ashqar, is also suffering from deteriorating health conditions.
Louay al-Ashqar's father had confirmed to Al Mayadeen that his son had been threatened with death by one of the occupation intelligence officials if he did not stop his hunger strike, stressing that he is in a "critical" health condition.
On his account, the head of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, told Al Mayadeen that the Israeli occupation is failing to break the will of the two prisoners, abu Hawash and al-Ashqar."
Abu Bakr indicated that "prisoners on hunger strike are beaten, tortured, and threatened with death by the Israeli occupation."
Israeli ongoing violations in Al-Quds
Israeli occupation forces arrested on Wednesday Deputy Director-General of al-Quds Islamic Waqf, Najeh Bakirat, after brutally assaulting him.
In the meantime, Israeli settlers continue to storm the courtyards of al-Aqsa Mosque in provocative rounds, under the protection of the Israeli occupation police.