#PalHunger | ICRC urges hospitalization of six Palestinian hunger strikers

Palestinians hold pictures of imprisoned relatives during a rally in the West Bank on May 8, 2012.

Palestinians hold pictures of imprisoned relatives during a rally in the West Bank on May 8, 2012.

PressTV – Tue May 8, 2012 3:25PM GMT

We urge the detaining authorities to transfer all six detainees without delay to a suitable hospital so that their condition can be continuously monitored.”

Juan Pedro Schaerer, the head of the ICRC’s delegation in the occupied territories

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has called for hospitalization of six Palestinian hunger strikers who are being held in Israeli prisons.

“We urge the detaining authorities to transfer all six detainees without delay to a suitable hospital so that their condition can be continuously monitored,” Juan Pedro Schaerer, the head of the ICRC’s delegation in the occupied territories, said on Tuesday.

He called on Tel Aviv to allow family visits for the hunger strikers.

The Red Cross also said in a statement that the detainees are in imminent danger of death.

On April 17, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners began the hunger strike to protest against imprisonment without charge and solitary confinement exercised by the Tel Aviv regime.

There have been several demonstrations across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip to express solidarity with the prisoners.

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and prisoner advocacy groups, there are currently thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, many of whom have been rounded up without charge or trial.

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