Occupied Palestine, ALRAY - The Israeli occupation authorities moved hunger striking Palestinian detainee Miqdad al-Qawasma to intensive care unit, Asra Media Office has said.
The office pointed out in a statement on Wednesday that hunger striking detainee al-Qawasma was admitted to Kaplan medical center after a serious deterioration in his health condition.
At least seven Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails have been on hunger strike in protest against their administrative detention without charge or trial.
Kayed al-Fasfus is the longest hunger striker among the seven detainees. He has been on hunger strike for 96 days, then comes Miqdad al-Qawasmeh, on hunger strike for 87 days, Ala al-Araj (70 days), Hisham Abu Hawash (61 days), Shadi Abu Aker (53 days), and lastly Ayyad al-Harimi (24 days).
In addition, detainee Khalil Abu Arram has been keeping his hunger strike for the seventh consecutive day, in support of the hunger striking detainees and the Islamic Jihad’s detainees.
According to Palestinian figures, about 4,850 Palestinians, including 36 women and 225 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.
Among them, close to 540 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.