#PalHunger | Detainee Abu Khudair returns to hunger strike after IPS breaks its promise

[ PIC 13/06/2013 – 01:05 PM ]


RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Detainee Iyad Abu Khudair has returned to hunger strike after the Israeli prison service (IPS) backtracked on its promise to deport him to the Gaza Strip.

Khudair’s family said that he ended his hunger strike three days ago after the IPS promised to let him go to Gaza after he completed his prison sentence.

Fuad Al-Khafsh, the director of Ahrar center for prisoners’ studies and human rights, said that Khudair, 37, went on hunger strike on 6/6/2013 after the Israeli occupation authority decided to deport him outside Gaza.

He said that the detainee had ended his eight-year prison term and broke his strike after promises by the IPS to deport him to Gaza.

However, Khafsh said Khudair’s family was surprised at the IPS decision last Monday that he would be deported outside Gaza, which made him return to his hunger strike.

Khafsh asked all concerned organizations to intervene and demand the immediate release of Khudair, who has been in Israeli custody since 2005 and who ended his prison term on 12/4/2013.

He said that Khudair suffers kidney diseases after he stopped drinking water during his hunger strike.

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Report: Published by Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights | June 26, 2012

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