Ramallah, ALRAY - The Commission of Detainees Affairs said that Palestinian hunger striking prisoner Ramadan Mashahira, 44, was hospitalized after his health had deteriorated.
The commission pointed out, in a press statement on Monday, that prisoner Mashahira started his open-ended hunger strike on September 8, 2019 in a protest against the installation of the cancer-causing jamming devices in the prisoners’’ cells of Gilboa Israeli jail.
The prisoner Mashahira, a resident of Jabel Mukaber neighborhood south of occupied Jerusalem, was given 20 life sentences and entered his 18th year of imprisonment in Israeli jails in a row.
In the same context, the commission added that the health condition of 38-year-old Palestinian prisoner Sultan Ahmed Khallouf, from Burqin town west of Jenin, had deteriorated.
It’s noteworthy to mention that Khallouf has entered his 61st day of hunger strike in row in protest against his arbitrary administrative detention by Israeli authorities.
For her part, the prisoner's lawyer has pointed out that Khallouf has entered a critical and difficult stage, where he suffers from brain dysfunction, severe mouth sores, significant vision impairment, pain throughout his body, and high weight loss.
According to Palestinian figures, about 5,700 Palestinians, including 48 women and 250 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.