Palestinian detainee 'Akhras' continues hunger strike for 93rd day

Palestinian detainee Maher Al-Akhras continues his hunger strike protesting his administrative detention for the 93rd consecutive day Tuesday, amid a serious deterioration in his health condition. Meanwhile, several solidarity activists escalated their calls for saving his life.

Prisoners affairs institutions warned that Akhras suffers from a very dangerous health condition and severe fatigue. He is unable to move and his ability to hear and speak was affected negatively.

The institutions indicated that the doctors expressed their fears that his vital organs will suffer a sudden relapse as he refuses to take any fluids or supplements.

Qadri Abu Bakr, the head of the Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs Authority, warned of the seriousness of the health condition of Akhras.

Akhras is being held in the Kaplan Hospital between life and death, where he suffers from a very critical health condition, severe headache, body aches and strong seizures.

The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) decided on Friday to cancel the freeze of the administrative detention of Akhras, which was issued on the 23rd of last September.

The Israeli army arrested Akhras on 27/07/2020 and the IOA ordered his administrative detention for four months.

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