Prisoner Abu Hawash continues his strike despite 'nearing death'
The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Commission says the health condition of prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash is seriously deteriorating.
The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Commission announced that the health condition of prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash is deteriorating severely.
Abu Hawash is on his 140th day of hunger strike.
Hassan Abd Rabbo, the Commission's Media Spokesperson, told Wafa that the life of the prisoner is at risk, and he is inching closer to death with every passing minute.
He is in an intermittent coma and suffers from weak eyesight and inability to speak, in addition to heart problems and muscle atrophy, warning that doctors are force-feeding him.
Abd Rabbo stressed that there are ongoing efforts to exert pressure on the Israeli occupation authorities to release Abu Hawash.
The Commission held the Israeli occupation fully responsible for the life of the prisoner Abu Hawash, calling on the International Committee of the Red Cross and all human rights institutions to help in saving his life and not to let him die in this cruel manner.
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The first meeting between Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash and his sons after 134 days of hunger strike to protest his unfair administrative detention in Israeli occupation jails. #SaveHisham #FreeThemAll pic.twitter.com/2JBlEIBkCk
The free do not accept humiliation
Khaled Al-Batsh, a member of the Political Bureau of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, said the occupation is "killing time" to delay and efforts made by international parties to save his life.
In a press statement on Monday, Al-Batsh explained that the Israeli occupation is tightening the rope of murder around the neck of Abu Hawash in order to have him lose his battle silently in an attempt to take revenge and undermine the dignity of the prisoners and break their will.
He emphasized that "free people do not accept humiliation or subservience to the will of the occupier," adding that the way to save the life of Abu Hawash requires popular action in Gaza and the West Bank, exerting pressure on Israeli settlers who close roads with barricades, and burning tires in defense of the Palestinian people.
For its part, on Sunday, the Arab League appealed to "regional and international organizations to intervene rapidly and push for the release of the Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash who has been on hunger strike since 140 days ago."
Yesterday, the Palestinian Resistance factions warned occupation authorities against their crimes against Abu Hawash
Dozens of Palestinians staged a protest in downtown Ramallah to demand the release of Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash who fell into an intermittent coma as his health condition deteriorates.
Abu Hawash, from Dura, occupied Al-Khalil, has been on hunger strike for 140 days in protest of his administrative detention, which allows the indefinite imprisonment of Palestinians without trial or charge.