Health condition of Palestinian hunger-striker in Israeli jails at stake

Oct 05,2020

The hunger-striker was detained in 1989 for seven months, in 2004 for two years, in 2009 for 16 months, in 2018 for 11 months and sentenced to four months under administrative detention in July 2020.

Health condition of Palestinian hunger-strike in Israeli jails Maher al-Akhras has become seriously critical, Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPS) has reported.

Al-Akhras has been on hunger strike for 74 days in protest of his detention without charge or trial by the Israeli occupation authorities.

The father of six children has been illegally held under administrative detention in Israeli jails several times.

He was detained in 1989 for seven months, in 2004 for two years, in 2009 for 16 months, in 2018 for 11months, and lastly sentenced to four months in administrative detention in July 2020, when he decided to launch his hunger strike.

Al-Akhras was urgently moved to hospital due to severe health deterioration as he suffered malfunction of hisvital organs, but continues to refuse to be treated until the punitive illegal administrative detention is terminated.

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