Palestinian prisoner enters his 111th day of hunger strike despite serious health deterioration

Ramallah (QNN)- The Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Zahran has entered his 111th day of hunger strike despite his very serious health condition, in protest against his administrative detention.

The Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners said that Zahran suffers from low heart rate in addition to pain all over his body and severe de-mineralization. He has lost over 35 kg of his weight.

Zahran’s family told QNN that the Israelis are repeatedly sending him between Kaplan hospital and the clinic of Ramleh jail, ignoring his health condition, in order to push him to end his strike.

It added that his lawyer and the Red Cross could not visit him last week.

The Israeli court last Tuesday rejected an appeal against Zahran’s administrative detention and ordered him to end his hunger strike.

Meanwhile, Jameel Ankoush, who is sentenced to 20 years in jail, has been on a hunger strike for over 16 days in solidarity with Zahran.

Ahmad Zahran has lost nearly 15 years of his life in Israeli jails. He went on a hunger strike last year in protest against his administrative detention but ended it after promises by the Israelis to end his detention. However, the Israelis renewed his administrative detention pushing him to restart another hunger strike.

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