The Transfer of a Third Hunger Striker Omar Abu Shallal to Hospital after his Health Deteriorated

[ PIC 04/04/2012 – 08:26 PM ]

RAMALLAH,(pic)– Head of the Legal Unit at the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS),Lawyer Jawad Boulos, confirmed that the detainee Omar Abu Shallal, 55, has been on hunger strike for 28 days, to protest administrative detention.

The lawyer said that the detainee was transferred from the Megiddo prison to hospital after deterioration in his health condition. Two other detainees, Bilal Diab and Thair Halahlah, joined Omar’s hunger strike. Despite their serious health conditions, they continue with their hunger strike for 36th days running, Boulos said in a statement, pointing that they were subjected to pressure to stop their strike.

In a letter, the three detainees thanked all the supporters for their solidarity activities that encouraged them to resist more and to continue what they have begun. They also greeted the striker Hana Al-Shalabi who continued what Khader Adnan had begun. In addition they greeted the human rights activists who are meeting in Geneva asking them to put more pressure on the occupation to stop these illegal inhuman measures. They also confirmed in the letter that despite their suffering, they will continue the struggle.

Meanwhile, the detainee Hussein Abu Hadid, 57, is suffering from serious health problems because of his violent inhuman arrest from his house by the IOF. Despite the fact that he is suffering from heart disease; he is jailed in a very bad condition without any health care. Moreover the provided medications in the jail are not sufficient for his treatment. His health is rapidly deteriorating and he is in critical condition needing continuous monitoring, Bolus stated.


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