Palestine calls to save prisoners on hunger strike

The Palestinian Committee for Prisoners Affairs called to immediate action to save the lives of two Palestinians on hunger strike in the prisons of the Israeli Regime, who are in a critical state.

Anas Shadid and Ahmad Abu Farah have been on a hunger strike for 89 and 90 days respectively, in protest against their administrative detention.

Both Palestinian prisoners, who are now in the Assaf Harofeh Hospital, have even refused to drink water since last week, after an Israeli court rejected an order to release them alleging the need to examine medical reports.

According to Karim Ajweh and Nassim Abu Ghosh, lawyers for the Committee, both prisoners suffer kidney, liver, and stomach problems, they can no longer move, and have problems to see and communicate due to severe starvation.

The head of the Palestinian Committee for Prisoners Affairs, Issa Qaraqe, accused the Israeli authorities of deliberately attempting to kill the imprisoned Palestinians who are holding hunger strikes in demand of their rights.

According to Qaraqe, the slow killing committed by Israel is a crime, and he urged the international community to intervene and stop these deaths.

For many human rights organizations, the Israeli policy of administrative detention pursues the goal of dissolving Palestinian political and social processes by targeting politicians, activists and journalists.