Solidarity campaign with 131-days hunger-striking prisoner Abu Hawash
The Palestinian Prisoners' Club launches a solidarity campaign with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash, who has been on hunger strike for 131 days.
The Palestinian Prisoners' Club and activists launched a solidarity campaign in support of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash, who has been on hunger strike for 131 days in protest of his administrative detention.
The PPC and activists called on social media users to use the hashtag #أنقذوا_هشام_أبو_هواش or #Free_Hisham_Abu_Hawash at 9:00 PM Sunday.
Hisham's brother, Imad, said he had stopped taking saline four days ago, which poses a serious threat to his intestines and could cause them to rot.
His family voiced grave concern over his life, saying the battle for his freedom became one of breaking his will to stop individual hunger-strikes, "Even if it is at the expense of Hisham's life."
Imad Hawash said his brother's lawyer, Jawad Boulos, conveyed a very worrying image about Hisham on Thursday, saying he was not moving, could barely hear those talking to him, and was barely able to speak a few words.
The Israeli occupation authorities did not respond to a court decision instructing them to keep Hisham in the hospital in case he was transferred. "But the prison's administration transferred him to the hospital last week, where he declined medical examination, prompting them to re-transfer him to the Ramla prison," his brother said.
"Hisham sent a brief letter to his wife, in which he underscored his determination to uphold his hunger strike, even if that cost him his life," Imad revealed.
According to the prisoner's brother, the letter read: "We either meet in this life or the afterlife. I will continue my strike until martyrdom, and I will never forgive those who did me wrong. With God, rights are never lost."
Keeping Abu Hawash in prison could lead to a very different situation: PIJ
Palestinian Islamic Jihad West Bank military wing, Al-Quds Brigades, spokesperson Abu Hamza stressed Sunday that the Israeli occupation keeping Abu Hawash in prison would completely change the situation.
"If the enemy keeps ignoring the calls to free hunger-striking prisoner Abu Hawash as he faces death, the situation would veer off into a completely different territory."
40-year-old Hisham Abu Hawash, from Dura, Al-Khalil, has been on hunger strike for 131 days in protest of his administrative detention as warnings over the deterioration of his health grow.
Abu Hawash has been in prison since October 2020, and the Israeli occupation forces have issued three administrative detention orders against him since his arrest, one of which was issued after the 70th day of his hunger strike.
The prisoners' movement in occupied Palestine had called on all resistance factions and powers in Palestine to intervene and save Hisham's life.
"The prisoners continue their battle against the occupation's prison administration until they seize all their rights and maintain their dignity," prisoner media reported. This came after they had previously said the Israeli prisons administration decided to ban visitation for all Hamas prisoners in the Israeli occupation's prisons.