RAMALLAH, Friday, October 23, 2020 (WAFA) – An Israeli court decided today to cancel an earlier decision to freeze the administrative detention, without charge or trial, of Palestinian detainee Maher al-Akhras, whose health situation has severely deteriorated after 89 days of hunger strike, according to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS).
The PPS said the Israeli occupation authorities surprisingly moved Al-Akhras from Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, where he has been imprisoned for more than one month, to the health clinic of Ramle Prison, and canceled a decision on September 23 to freeze his administrative detention. This, according to the PPS, means that he will stay in prison even after the end of his current term.
Yesterday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it was seriously concerned about the deteriorating health of al-Akhras.
Al-Akhras, married and a father of six from the northern West Bank district of Jenin, has been on hunger strike since late July following his detention. He vowed to remain on hunger strike until his release from prison, or his death.