Head of the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Qaraqe have said that Israeli authorities “deliberately” try to kill Palestinian hunger strikers, while forcing the hunger strikers to break their strikes, Ma’an news agency reported.
According to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) released on Thursday, Palestinian hunger striker Ammar Ibrahim Hamour told PPS lawyer Khalid Mahajna that the Israeli prison has been trying to force him to end his strike,
Hamour, 28, has been on hunger strike for nearly 18 days as a protest against being held in administrative detention.
The Israeli detention is a controversial Israeli policy that holds Palestinians in prisons without charge or trial.
Mahajna said that Hamour has been held in solidarity confinement inside an Israeli detention center, Ashkelon, after he was transferred from Israel’s Ktziot prison.
Hamour informed Mahajna that he was being kept in very bad conditions, as he was forced by IPS officials to end his hunger strike.
An Israeli doctor has also attempted to convince him to take vitamins.
Despite all the pressure from the Israeli prison, Hamour has continued his strike, with only consuming water during his strike.
Reportedly, he has been suffering from stomach pains and sleeping disorder due to his strike.
Issa Qaraqe said in a statement that Israeli officials have “deliberately” tried to kill Palestinian health strikers by allowing their health to deteriorate while forcing them into “difficult circumstances”.