Prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash on 130th day of hunger strike
Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash, experiencing critical health conditions, reaches 130th day in hunger strike.
Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash continues his open hunger strike for the 130th day in protest of Israeli administrative detention and oppressive prison conditions.
The media spokesperson for the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission, Hassan Abd Rabbo, announced that Abu Hawash is still being held at the Ramla Prison Clinic, and that his life is in danger due to lack of fluid and salt in his body, his weight going down accompanied with severe fatigue and stress.
40-year-old Abu Hawash is unable to move except in a wheelchair and is suffering from dizziness, which constitutes major health setbacks that may lead to his death, serious neurological injuries, or severe damage to important organs in the body, such as the heart, liver, kidneys and lungs.
Abd Rabbo pointed out that Israeli courts are stubborn and refuse to end Abu Hawash's administrative detention despite the seriousness of his condition.
Two weeks ago, the courts issues a decision to imprison Abu Hawash for 4 months, despite medical reports confirming the severity of his health condition. The prison administration refuses to transfer him to a civilian hospital.
Jawad Boulos, a lawyer, visited Abu Hawash in Ramla Prison Thursday and explained that the prison administration transferred him to "Assaf Harofeh" hospital, returning Abu Hawash back to Ramla.
To this hour, according to Boulos, there are no serious solutions that address the suffering that Abu Hawash has been experiencing, as the Israeli occupation refuses to respond to the prisoner's demands.
Abu Hawash has been imprisoned since October 27, 2020, and three administrative orders have been issued against him since his arrest. One of the orders was issued after the 70th day of his strike.
Hisham is a former prisoner who has spent a total of 8 years in prison, is married and has 5 children.
On Wednesday, the Prisoners Information Office also pointed out that the occupation’s prison administration has turned the female prisoners section in Damon prison into an isolated section, and that 3 female prisoners started an open hunger strike with the rest of the prisoners set to join them.