Prisoner Akhras enters day 94 of his hunger strike

Days of Palestine - Ramallah

Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras on Wednesday entered day 94 of his hunger strike in protest at his administrative detention, amid serious health deterioration.

A court session was slated to be held at the Israeli higher court of justice on Wednesday to look into a request filed by the hunger striker’s lawyers for transferring him to al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem or an-Najah National University Hospital in Nablus.

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In this regard, the Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs warned that prisoner Akhras’s  health condition was extremely serious and his determination to continue his hunger strike would cause irreversible damage to his vital organs.

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