Israeli police prevent doctors from visiting 107-day hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Israeli occupation police and intelligence service on Friday broke into a hospital where a 107-day hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners held and prevented doctors from seeing him.

According to the Palestinian Commission for Detainees and Ex-detainees, the Israeli occupation police and intelligence service earlier today broke into the Barzilai Hospital where the 107-day hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Kayed Fasfous has been held and prevented doctors and human rights actors from seeing and visiting him.

The occupation police also handed Fasfous an order to reactivate his administrative detention, after freezing it last October.

Fasfous, who is a father of one, was arrested several times before, the last one was in October 2020.

He has been on an open-ended hunger strike since July 2021 against his administrative detention in Israeli jails without a charge or trial.

On October 14, 2021, Israel’s High Court decided to freeze Fasfous’s administrative detention. Such a decision does not release Fasfous from administrative detention – it simply freezes the order for the period of his treatment and observation, as his health condition has been deteriorating severely.

The court’s decision also means that the administration of prisons and the Intelligence service are not responsible for his life, and turning him into an unofficial prisoner held at the hospital, under the guardianship of the hospital’s security instead of the jailors.

Fasfous’s family and relatives were able to visit him at the Barzilai Hospital as a patient, rather than as a detainee, but his family were not allowed to transfer him to any place.

He was held before at the Al-Ramla Clinic, but was transferred to the Barzilai Hospital as his health has worsened.

He lost over 40 kilograms of his weight, and suffers from pain all over his body and might die any moment.

In the last visit by the lawyers to Kayed in the prison of Al-Ramla Clinic, a lawyer told Kayed’s family that their son was brought to see them while in a wheelchair, Khaled Fasfous, Kayed’s brother, said, adding that Kayed has poor visibility and inability to walk or stand.

Khaled added the Israeli occupation prison administration practices a slow assasination towards his brother, Kayed, especially since he has not been transferred to a civil hospital or diagnosed by a specialist doctor.

Along with Fasfous, there are another five hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners:

•Alaa Al-A’raj (83 days of hunger strike)
•Miqdad Qawasmi (100 days of hunger strike)
•Hisham abu Hawash (74 days of hunger strike)
•Ayyad Harimi (37 days of hunger strike)
•Shadi abu Akaer (66 days of hunger strike)

Over 40 Palestinian detainees started hunger strike since the start of 2021, in protest against Israel’s detention without a charge or trial.

Administrative detention is illegal under international law, however, the occupation state uses it to repress the Palestinian people.

‘Israel’ routinely uses administrative detention and has, over the years, placed thousands of Palestinians behind bars for periods ranging from several months to several years, without charging them, without telling them what they are accused of, and without disclosing the alleged evidence to them or to their lawyers.

Thus, the hunger strike is a method of a non-violent resistance which the prisoners use to protect their lives and their fundamental rights and a response to the occupation racist policies which they face in the prisons.

(Source / 29.10.2021)

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