Palestinian prisoner moved to hospital after entering coma

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The Israel Prison Service on Tuesday moved a Palestinian prisoner to an Israeli hospital after the man entered a coma on his sixth day of hunger strike, the Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said.The committee said Rabie Atta Muhammad Jibril was moved from Negev prison to the Soroka Hospital in southern Israel.Jibril, who has been in Israeli custody since Aug. 19, went on hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention — an Israeli policy that allows Palestinians to be held without charge or trial, indefinitely.The committee said it had warned Israeli authorities days ago, that Jibril’s health was rapidly deteriorating, adding that the man shows signs of cirrhosis and cancer.Before Jibril fell into a coma, the committee said he had lost the ability to stand on his own or relieve his bowels, and was “constantly vomiting.”Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq has been on hunger strike for for 84 days and counting, as an Israeli court on Tuesday refused his appeal to be transferred to a hospital in the occupied West Bank.Israel has negotiated in cases of hunger strikes launched by Palestinian prisoners in the past out of fear that prisoners’ death could spark unrest in the occupied Palestinian territory, but upheaval has already laid into the territory for months.Palestinian Prisoners’ Society head Qadura Fares said earlier this month that the Israeli security establishment now believes it has “nothing to lose.”

(Source / 16.02.2016)

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