Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Anas Shadeed was transferred to the intensive care unit of Israel’s Assaf Harofeh hospital, his lawyer Ahlam Haddad revealed.
The PIC reporter quoted Haddad as affirming that Shadeed was moved to the intensive care unit following a severe deterioration of his health on Monday.
The lawyer pointed out that Anas Shadeed and Ahmad Abu Fara are still determined to continue their hunger strike, refusing to conduct any medical tests.
Shadeed and Abu Farah were detained on Aug. 1 and have been on hunger strike for 87 days in protest at their imprisonment without charge or trial under Israel’s widely-condemned policy of administrative detention.
They are both approaching their seventh day without water after the court rejected a prior appeal to release them.
Along the same line, head of the Palestinian Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Qaraqe warned that the prisoner Ammar Hamour’s health condition has seriously deteriorated after he lost more than 20 kg of his weight as enters his second month of hunger strike.
Hamour, 28, was recently transferred from Ashkelon prison to Eshel solitary confinement, he added.
Hamour, from Jenin, declared a hunger strike last month in protest at being held without charge or trial for more than nine months.
According to Addameer, 7,000 Palestinians are being held in Israeli prisons, 720 of whom are held in administrative detention.
Rights groups have claimed that Israel’s administrative detention policy has been used as an attempt to disrupt Palestinian political and social processes, notably targeting Palestinian politicians, activists, and journalists.