Palestinian Administrative Detainee, on Hunger Strike for 117 Days, in Serious Health Condition

Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel, Hisham Abu Hawwash, 40, is said to be in serious health condition after being on hunger strike for 117 consecutive days in protest against his prolonged detention without charge, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

PPS attorney Jawad Boulus said Abu Hawwash, from the town of Dura in the south of the occupied West Bank, is suffering from various pains all over his body, is unable to sleep because of the pain, unable to walk straight, moves on a wheelchair, lost weight, and vomits all the time.

The lawyer had petitioned the Israeli military appeals court to set Abu Hawwash free, but the court keeps postponing a decision despite Abu Hawwash’s deteriorating health condition.

Abu Hawwash, who is married with five children, was detained on October 27 of last year and was served with three consecutive administrative detention orders, each for six months but the last one was reduced from six to four months. H

e spent a total of eight years in Israeli prisons for resisting the occupation, including 52 months in administrative detention before deciding to go on hunger strike to force an end to his detention without charge.

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