On Monday, the Israeli High Court turned down an appeal for the release of two Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike since September 25.
According to the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, the court did not care for the worsening health condition of Anas Shadid and Ahmad Abu Farah
The two Palestinian prisoners went on hunger strike on September 25 in order to demand their release from Israeli administrative detention.
However, they are currently kept at Asaf HaRofeh hospital in Israel.
The commission had called on the High Court to free Shadid and Abu Farah to get treatment at a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah.
According to Ma’an news agency, 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.
A statement was released by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) on Thursday, saying that 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.
Despite all the pressure from the Israeli prison, Hamour has continued his strike, with only consuming water during his strike.
The Israeli detention is a controversial Israeli policy that holds Palestinians in prisons without charge or trial.