Days of Palestine

Friday, January 27

Health condition of Palestinian hunger-striker in Israeli jails deteriorates

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Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) said on Sunday that health condition of Palestinian hunger-striker inside Israeli jails severely deteriorated.

In a statement, the PPC said that the Palestinian prisoner Rezeq al-Rajoub, 52, who has been on hunger strike for eight consecutive days, is now suffering from stomach ulcer, sever pains in the intestines and sight weakness.

Al-Rajoub served several terms of administrative detention inside the Israeli jails before starting a hunger-strike, which lasted for 25 days and stopped on 4 February on condition that Israel releases him if he was not indicted.

However, Israeli occupation authorities did not fulfil their obligations and renewed his administrative detention for another term –six months.

During the previous strike, Al-Rajoub was near to death due to the severe deterioration of his health conditions.

It was not a long time between the previous strike and the current strike; therefore, his conditions deteriorated dramatically.

Al-Rajoub said that he was obliged to go on a new hunger strike after the Israeli occupation had retreated of its commitment regarding his case.

There are more than 6,500 Palestinians inside Israeli occupation prisons, including at least 400 under administrative detention.