Days of Palestine – Ramallah
Qadri Abu Bakr, the head of the Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs Authority, warned on Sunday of the seriousness of Akhras’s health condition.
He pointed out that Akhras began to gradually lose his vision and hearing abilities and became unable to speak, other than dangers threatening his vital organs.
Bakr said that Akhras is approaching the 100th day of his hunger strike, and the Israeli occupation authorities are still refusing and procrastinating his release and insist that Akhras must complete his current administrative detention.
He added that Akhras refused to end the strike unless Israeli occupation authorities immediately canceled his administrative detention, or transferred him to a Palestinian hospital in West Bank. “He knows that Israeli occupation authorities is stalling and can extend his detention again”, Baker commented.
The leader clarified that the European Union and human rights organizations began to take action and demand Israeli occupation authorities to end the suffering of Akhras. Although the demands came late, they are important at this time, he added.
He said, “Palestinian efforts have not stopped in supporting Akhras in this heroic battle by following his condition at the highest levels.”
Bakr charged that the occupation courts stage mock trials, and are nothing but a tool in the hands of the Israeli Shin Bet, which is intransigent in releasing Akhras even though his life is at stake.