Gaza – “Al-Quds Al-Arabi”: In poor health, the two prisoners, Khalil Awawda and Raed Rayan, continue to fight an open hunger strike, refusing their administrative detention, at a time when the condition of prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid , which has cancer, has seriously worsened.
The prisoner, Awawda (40), from the village of Idna in Hebron, continues his hunger strike for the 68th day in a row, while the prisoner Rayan (27) from the village of Beit Duqo, north of Jerusalem, continues for the 33rd day . , who reject their administrative detention. A few days ago, the occupying authorities sent the prisoner, Awawda, from the Israeli “Asaf Harofeh” hospital back to the “Ramleh prison clinic”, which does not have the most medical supplies, threatening his life with the risk of death.
The Prisoner and Ex-Prisoner Affairs Authority stated that the occupying authorities had decided to transfer the detainee despite his urgent need for medical supervision due to his serious and difficult health condition, and his body had deteriorated from severe pains, stressing that his transfer after the clinic represented a “slow murder” and an attempt by the occupying authorities to pressure him to end his hunger strike. .
The Addameer Foundation for Prisoners Care announced that he could visit the imprisoned Awawda in the “Ramleh Prison Clinic” and was informed about the difficult conditions of his detention.He had to sleep in addition to regular and persistent vomiting as he vomits yellow and green materials.
This Palestinian prisoner explained to the institution’s lawyer that he had been cut off from his family so that only lawyers could visit him, saying that he had been deprived of his personal belongings for 25 days, in addition to having been prevented from showering since that period. well, and his lawyer Ahlam Haddad quoted him as saying that he would continue his strike until the withdrawal of his freedom.
Invitation to visit
On the terms of detention, Khalil says he is being held in a small room with a bed and a bathroom, and he is not coming out of it. He was transferred there from a room where there were surveillance cameras, and he spends his time in the room on the bed and can never move.
The Red Cross has demanded that it accept its responsibility and move urgently to visit the striking prisoners and see their health conditions.For the prisoners going on hunger strike, until the release of all administrative prisoners and their immediate release.
Despite the serious health condition of prisoner Awawda, who also vomits blood, and suffers from irregular heartbeat and breathing, the occupying authorities still refuse to respond to his demand to end his administrative detention. Awawda confirmed in a letter to his family, sent by the Prisoner Club, that the doctors at the clinic had threatened him not to transfer him to an Israeli civilian hospital unless he lost consciousness during his ongoing stay. hunger strike.
In this context, the detainee, Raed Rayan, continues his open hunger strike, in denial of his administrative detention, as he is currently suffering from a deteriorating health condition, and the occupation puts him in the “Victim Prison” cells, and the occupation force. authorities still refuse to respond to his demand.
The occupying forces arrested Rayan on 3 November 2021 and transferred him for a period of 6 months to administrative detention, and as the end of the detention period approached, it was renewed for an additional 4 months to announce his open hunger strike. , knowing that he is a former detainee who spent almost 21 months in administrative detention.Shortly after his release, he was re-arrested.
The continuation of these two prisoners in the “empty gut struggle” follows in the footsteps of hundreds of prisoners who preceded them in individual strikes, some of which reached more than four consecutive months, as the fighting continued until they made Israeli decisions to not their re-detention, or to terminate the detention immediately. They almost died because of the dangerous health situation they had reached, and they were admitted to the intensive care units, but in the end they were able to avenge the decision of freedom.
In addition, some 500 administrative detainees continue to boycott the Israeli occupation courts for the 129th day in a row, as part of their steps under the slogan “Our decision is freedom” to demand an end to the policy of administrative detention. The boycott of the occupation courts creates confusion in the administration of the occupation prisons, as there is a disconnection between it and the detainees, in addition to informing the foreign delegations that visit the detention camps every period about the issue of administrative detention, and thus circulating and lift it up and carry it over to the world. The administrative detainees took a collective stand, supported by the leadership of the prisoner movement, by declaring a comprehensive and final boycott of all judicial proceedings related to administrative detention (judicial review, appeal, supreme).
Administrative detention is detention without charge or trial, and the occupying authorities do not allow the prisoner’s lawyer to inspect the material for evidence, and this is a violation of international humanitarian law, and Israel has become the only party in the world that apply this policy. , claiming that the charges against administrative prisoners are “secret”. Most of the time, the period of administrative detention is extended, more than once at the end of the first period.
The condition of the prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid, who suffers from lung cancer, is still very serious, as he is currently lying on one of the treatment beds in the “Asaf Harofeh” hospital, to which he was urgently transferred, and the Prisoner Club. confirmed a sharp deterioration in the immune system of the detained Abu Hamid One who praised.
It is noteworthy that the health condition of the detainee Abu Hamid has clearly started to deteriorate since August 2021, as he began to suffer from pain in his chest until it was found that he had a tumor on the lung, and about 10 cm of the tumor’s perimeter was removed, to be transferred to a detention center at that time. ” Ashkelon ”before his recovery, which brought him to this dangerous stage, and later, after the doctors decided that he should take chemotherapy, he was again deliberately postponed to provide him with the necessary treatment, until he started receiving it.
The prisoner, Abu Hamid, is from the Al-Amari camp in Ramallah and Al-Bireh governor. He has been detained since 2002 and has been sentenced seven times and 50 years to life in prison, and he is one of five brothers sentenced to life in prison. imprisonment.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club has called on human rights organizations to take steps to find out the identity, fate and circumstances of the injury of the young man who was stabbed by an Israeli criminal prisoner in Hadarim prison on Sunday. , which holds the Israeli occupation authorities fully responsible for the young man’s life, and notes that the stabbing incident took place in “Qassem” criminal prisons.
suffering from a rare disease
The Prisoner’s Club has stated that detainee Maher Al-Qawasmeh (43) from Hebron is also suffering from a serious health condition due to a rare disease that causes erosion of skin cells, leading to the formation of holes in his limbs.
The Prisoner Club said in a statement that his health had recently deteriorated after the disease appeared significantly on his legs, as a result of the postponement to which he was subjected, and despite what medical examinations indicated that the disease was distributed, the prison administration was content to give him painkillers, and it was forced a few days ago.To provide him with drugs that rise to the level of narcotics due to the severe pain experienced by the prisoner, which deprives him of sleep.
The club has held the profession fully responsible for the life of Qawasmeh, who has been detained since 2015 and sentenced to 8 years in prison, and has called on the competent authorities to intervene urgently to prevent the deterioration of his health and put pressure on him to provide. the necessary treatment.
The occupation continues to hold about 4,500 Palestinian prisoners, including 700 patients, 40 of whom are suffering from incurable diseases, and among the total number are women, children and the elderly. Others are in solitary confinement cells.