Ramallah, ALRAY - The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs said that 30-year-old hunger striking prisoner Ismael Ali, a resident of Abu Dis village in occupied Jerusalem, is facing serious health difficulties, as he enters his 83rd day of opened-ended hunger strike in a row.
The commission said in statement on Sunday that prisoner Ali is suffering a sharp drop in his heart rate which fell to 25%, as he complains of emaciation and chronic pains throughout his body.
In addition, the commission added, he cannot move his hands and legs and uses a wheelchair to help him move, adding that he lost almost over 20km of his weight.
Prisoner Ali was taken earlier to Kaplan Medical Center, after his health had been deteriorated. And during the past week, he was moved to solitary confinement in Nitzan prison where he is held now.
The commission noted that the Israel Prison Service (IPS) is deliberately carrying out a series of abusive procedures against prisoner Ali to force him break his hunger strike, which include putting him in solitary confinement that lacks key ingredients for life, shackling his hands and legs on the claim that he is posing a danger, as well as body-searching him frequently.
It is noteworthy that prisoner Ismael Ali was detained on January 1st, 2019, a month before his wedding, without charge or trial, and he is a former prisoner.
Alongside prisoner Ali, five other Palestinian prisoners keep their open-ended hunger strike against their administrative detention without charge or trail. They were identified as:
Prisoner Ahmad Ghannam. He has been on hunger strike for 92 days.
Prisoner Tareq Qa’dan. He has been on hunger strike for 75 days.
Prisoner Ahmad Zahran. He has been on hunger strike for 22 days.
Prisoner Heba al-Lubadi. She has been on hunger strike for 20 days.
Prisoner Musab al-Hindi. He has been on hunger strike for 20 days.