Detained Siblings Continue Hunger Strike For 27th Day

On Saturday, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee reported that two siblings imprisoned by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial continue a hunger strike they started 27 days earlier.

The Committee stated that the imprisoned siblings, Ahmad, 44, and his brother Adal Mousa, 34, from the Al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, started the hunger strike one day after the soldiers abducted them on August 7th, 2022.

Hasan Abed-Rabbo, the Committee’s spokesperson, said Ahmad Mousa has serious heart and kidney conditions and was moved to Kaplan Israeli medical center this past Thursday, where he underwent some tests and was moved Friday to the infamous Ramla prison clinic that lacks specialists and basic supplies.

The two detained siblings are also former political prisoners, and in the year 2019, Ahmad held a hunger strike for 31 days, protesting being held under Administrative Detention orders, and suffered a stroke that impacted his arm and leg. At the time, he ended the strike after reaching an agreement for his release.

He also has a heart condition and previously underwent open heart surgery and other surgeries before he was abducted and imprisoned by the Israeli occupation army. Ahmad is also a married father of seven children.

His brother Adal, a married father of two children, was imprisoned by Israel for seven years, including five years of continued imprisonment.

Also Saturday, Palestinian sources confirmed that a Palestinian political prisoner, Mousa Haroun Abu Mahameed, 40, held by Israel has died at the Assaf Harofeh Israeli medical center.

(Source / 03.09.2022)

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