20 hunger-striking prisoners moved to Meir hospital

Hunger-striking prisoners to Meir hospital

The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) transferred late yesterday 20 Palestinian hunger-striking prisoners, held in Hadarim prison, to Meir hospital after their health seriously deteriorated, the hunger strike media committee said.

Following her visit to the prison, lawyer for the PA committee for prisoners’ affairs Hanan al-Khatib said that the IPS imposes a media blackout on the health condition of the striking prisoners.

The lawyer quoted the prisoner Youssef Za’aqiq as saying the health situation of several striking prisoners has been seriously worsening as they started suffering frequent fainting, sharp weight loss, movement difficulty, and kidney pains.

The striking prisoners are daily moved to Israeli hospitals, she added.

The hunger strike media committee pointed out that the prisoners held in Hadarim prison are subjected to tough punitive measures in a failed attempt to break their strike.

(Source / 24.05.2017)

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