Health of 90% of hunger strikers seriously deteriorating

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Image of Palestinian hunger striker Mohamed Al-Qeq in hospital on 13 February 2016 [View from East Jerusalem/Facebook]

Middle East Monitor report, 15 May 2017

Health of 90% of hunger strikers seriously deteriorating

Ninety per cent of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners being held in Israel’s Nafha prison have seen their health deteriorate significantly, the strikers media committee revealed in a statement.

The Media Committee of the Freedom and Dignity Strike, a joint group formed by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) and Palestinian Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs, said the hunger strikers are falling unconscious as a result of their deteriorated health conditions as the strike enters its 28th day.

The statement quoted two Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike as saying:

The prisoners have lost about 20 kilogrammes each while the prison administration continues its crackdown on the prisoners, especially the raids and searches of their rooms.

They explained that prisoners are…

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