The health of the Palestinian prisoner Kaid Al-Fasfous, 33 years old, has significantly deteriorated after being on a hunger strike for 32 days in protest of his administrative detention.
The Commission of Palestinian Detainees and Ex-detainees stated in a press release on Monday that Al-Fasfous is suffering from extreme fatigue and exhaustion to the extent that he cannot walk or stand.
Additionally, he experiences pain all over his body and is plagued by dizziness, imbalance, and memory loss.
This marks the third visit to Al-Fasfous since he began his open hunger strike. His previous visits occurred on the 23rd and 22nd of August. The Commission noted that his current condition appears to be more critical and perilous than before.
The Commission also accused the prison administration of dealing with Al-Fasfous negligently and in an inhumane manner. They confirmed that the Israeli prison authorities deliberately place prisoners with psychological disorders alongside those being punished in an attempt to exert psychological pressure.
In addition, the commission warned against singling out Al-Fasfous, as he is shackled and humiliated by inmates. He is physically dragged to enable him to move within the cell and has not bathed for twenty days.
Furthermore, the prison administration has refused to provide Al-Fasfous with a wheelchair and has deprived him of acquiring clothes and electrical devices. Additionally, the mattress he sleeps on is thin and detrimental to his health.
Kaid Al-Fasfous began his hunger strike on August 3, 2023, in protest of his administrative detention. To date, no charges have been filed against him or his imprisoned brothers: Hassan, Khalid, Akram, and Hafez.
Tension Escalates in Prisons
A state of high tension prevailed in the “Remon” prison on Monday morning between prisoners from the Islamic Jihad Movement and the Israeli occupation prison administration.
The Prisoners’ Commission and the Prisoners’ Club jointly stated on Monday that the prison administration had summoned large units of suppression forces, emphasizing that the situation is heading towards deterioration.
The Emergency Committee of the National Prisoner Movement announced that they would commence an open hunger strike on Thursday, September 14th, in response to the decisions and policies of the Israeli prison administration aimed at restricting the prisoners and depriving them of their achievements.
Last Friday, the extremist Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, decided to reduce the visits of Palestinian prisoners’ families from the West Bank to once every two months instead of once a month.