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Hunger striking prisoners are in difficult and serious health conditions, says PPS

Hunger striking prisoners are in difficult and serious health conditions, says PPS
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails for resisting the occupation. (File photo)

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 (WAFA) - Two Palestinian prisoners in Israel, Maher al-Akhras, 49, and Abdul Rahman Shuaibat, 30, who are on hunger strike in protest against their administrative detention, are in very difficult and serious health condition, today said the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

It said Akhras, who has been on hunger strike for 45 days, was recently transferred to an Israeli hospital after a deterioration in his health, pointing out that he also refuses to take supplements. He has been in administrative detention since July.

Shuaibat, who has been on hunger strike for 21 days, yesterday escalated his strike by refusing to take water or fluids after he was recently transferred to Eshel prison, according to his family, which said that her son suffers from great difficulty in movement and speech.

Akhras, a former prisoner, is from Jenin and a father of six children, while Shuaibat is from Bethlehem and is also a former prisoner.

T.R./M.K.

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