Prisoners complain of serious health problems following hunger strike

Pal prisoners health

The Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs has revealed that many prisoners have suffered serious physical and mental health symptoms as a result of their participation in the recent prolonged hunger strike and their exposure to punitive measures and maltreatment at the hands of Israeli jailers.

According to the commission, one of those prisoners, for examples, has suffered severe psychological problems, including serious hallucinations and insomnia.

In a statement, head of the commission Issa Qaraqea held the Israeli government and its prison service fully responsible for the serious health conditions that have afflicted hundreds of prisoners who went on hunger strike for 41 days recently to demand basic rights.

Qaraqea affirmed that the prisoners had been exposed, during their hunger strike, to brutal suppressive measures, which worsened their health suffering considerably.

The Palestinian official appealed to the Red Cross to delegate doctors to visit those prisoners and provide them with medical tests and assistance, especially since many of them are believed to have suffered brain damage.

(Source / 11.06.2017)


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