BREAKING| After 141 days, Abu Hawash ends his hunger strike

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails, Hisham Abu Hawash, has ended on Tuesday his hunger strike after 141 consecutive days of starving and suffering in protest against his unfair administrative detention without a charge or a trial.

According to the Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and ex-Detainees’ Affairs , Abu Hawash broke his hunger strike on Tuesday evening after reaching an agreement with the Israeli occupation authorities to release him on February 26.

41-year-old Hisham Abu Hawash from Dora in occupied Hebron, was arrested on October 27, 2020, and held under administrative detention.

He had been on hunger strike since August 17, 2021 in protest against his administrative detention without a charge or trial by Israeli occupation authorities.

Today, Abu Hawash, a father of five, ended his hunger strike after 141 consecutive days while his health condition has been deteriorating severely.

During the 141 days, Hisham entered a coma, adding that he lost speech, hearing, and sight.

Abu Hawash had also been losing considerable weight, weighing around 39 kilograms.

He had been suffering from powerful fatigue, exhaustion, serious decline in body fluids and vitamins, and had been vomiting blood.

He also had trouble drinking water and had felt palpitations with every movement.

It was also reported that Hisham is suspected to have blood poisoning and kidney damage, as he is having difficulties in draining urine.

On December 26, Abu Hawash was transferred to the Assaf Harofeh hospital in southern occupied Palestine following a deterioration in his health. Shortly after he was transferred, the occupation authorities decided to freeze his administrative detention amid fears of sudden death. Such a decision is made routinely by Israeli courts, which come only within an Israeli strategy to forcefully end hunger strikes, which demand the end of illegal administrative detentions.

There are now 4600 Palestinians held in Israeli occupation jails, including 34 women, 160 minors, and 500 administrative detainees held without charge or trial.

(Source / 04.01.2022)

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