Prisoner Amarneh suspends hunger strike after release date set by IOF
The Palestinian prisoner who suffers from total blindness was on the 13th consecutive day of his open hunger strike when he received his release date by the IOF.
The Prisoners Information Office stated on Thursday that the Israeli occupation decided to release in October Izz Al-Din Amarneh, a Palestinian prisoner who suffers from total blindness among other health issues that require immediate attention on a daily basis.
Amarneh suspended today his open-ended hunger strike, which lasted for 13 consecutive days in refusal of his arbitrary administrative detention after he obtained a decision to be released next October and guarantees that his sick son, prisoner Mujahid, will receive medical treatment.
The visually impaired prisoner has been detained in Al-Naqab desert prison for more than 14 months since February 2022, along with his sons Ahmed - who is also an administrative detainee - and Mujahid.
Read more: 'How many more lives have to be lost': UN experts on Adnan's martyrdom
عاجل | مكتب إعلام الأسرى: الأسير الشيخ عز الدين عمارنة من يعبد بجنين يعلق إضرابه عن الطعام الذي استمر 13 يوما متتاليًا رفضا لاعتقاله الإداري وذلك بعد انتزاعه قرار بالإفراج عنه في شهر أكتوبر القادم وتقديم ضمانات بعلاج نجله المريض الأسير مجاهد pic.twitter.com/0GEnRZRL7W— إعلام الأسرى (@AsraMediia) May 4, 2023
A state of concern prevails over the health of Amarneh, especially after the martyrdom of the hunger-striking prisoner, Khader Adnan, in Israeli occupation prisons, after 86 days of hunger strike.
With the martyrdom of Adnan, the number of martyrs of the Captive Movement has risen to 237.
Read more: Who is martyr Khader Adnan?
Amarneh's family confirmed on Wednesday that his resolve now will be stronger to continue his hunger strike after the martyrdom of Adnan, despite his deteriorating health condition.
It is worth mentioning that Amarneh has previously spent around 9 years in Israeli occupation prisons, most of which were also under administrative detention.