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Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jail on hunger strike for 86 days
Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jail on hunger strike for 86 days
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 Ramallah, ALRAY - Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails Maher al-Akhras has been on hunger strike for 86 days in a row in protest of his administrative detention without charge or trial, said Asra Media Office.


The office indicated that the detainee al-Akhras is currently held in the Israeli Kaplan medical center and rejects conducting any medical checkups despite suffering from a very deteriorated health condition.


It pointed out that his health condition became very serious and requires special health care, after he got extremely exhausted and convulsions due to suffering from a severe loss of weight.


The office added that the detainee al-Akhras also suffers from a severe headache, stomachache, and intermittent comas, as he is no longer can move, noting that doctors warned that he might undergo a sudden heart-stopping condition.


Detainee Maher al-Akhras, 49, a resident of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, is married with six children. He was detained by Israeli forces from his house on July 27 and put under administrative detention without charge or trial, which led him to begin an open-ended hunger strike.


According to Palestinian figures, about 4,700 Palestinians, including 35 women and 149 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.


Among them, close to 560 Palestinians are currently being held under Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention, under which prisoners can be held for renewable six-month periods without charge or trial.

 

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