The two Palestinian hunger-striking prisoners Anas Shadeed and Ahmad Abu Fara decided to stop drinking water and to boycott Israeli courts in protest against the Israeli Supreme Court’s rejection of their release appeal earlier on Monday.

2 hunger strikers refuse water, boycott Israeli courts

The prisoners’ lawyer Ahlam Hadad affirmed that Shadeed and Abu Fara, who have been on hunger strike for 79 days respectively, decided to refuse drinking water, to boycott all Israeli courts, and to boycott personal visitations starting from 6 p.m. Monday.

The decision was taken after Israeli Supreme Court rejected an appeal demanding the two prisoners’ release in light of their serious health deterioration, Hadad clarified.

Earlier Monday, Israeli Supreme Court refused Hadad’ appeal to release the two and disregarded their medical reports that showed Abu Fara and Shadeed’s critical health conditions.

For its part, the Palestinian committee for prisoners and ex-prisoners denounced the Israeli court’s decision not to release the two hunger-striking prisoners.

The committee also noted that Shadeed has almost entirely lost his sight and ability to speak while Abu Fara has completely lost sight in his right eye and suffers from severe headache and chest pains.

Abu Fara and Shadeed had gone without food and refused all forms of nutrition except water in protest of being placed under administrative detention, an Israeli policy of internment without charge or trial based on undisclosed evidence.