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Palestinian detainee on 90-day hunger strike transferred to intensive care

Miqdad al-Qawasmeh protesting imprisonment without any charge, trial

Mohammed Ghefari   | 19.10.2021
Palestinian detainee on 90-day hunger strike transferred to intensive care

RAMALLAH, Palestine

Israeli authorities on Tuesday transferred a Palestinian detainee, who is on hunger strike, to intensive care unit because his health condition deteriorated.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said Miqdad al-Qawasmeh, who is at the Israeli Kapalan medical center, was moved to the intensive care unit following an abrupt deterioration of his health.

Al-Qawasmeh is on a 90-day hunger strike to protest his imprisonment under Israeli administrative detention with no charge or trial.

He has spent about 4 years in Israeli jails at different times.

The administrative detention policy allows authorities to extend the detention of a prisoner without charge or trial.

There are around 4,850 Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, including 520 administrative detainees, according to institutions concerned with prisoners’ affairs.

* Writing by Ahmed Asmar in Ankara

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