#PalHunger | Alaa Hammad continues his hunger strike since 177 days

[ PIC 25/10/2013 – 11:29 AM ]


NABLUS, (PIC)– Jordanian prisoner Alaa Hammad, 35, sentenced to 12 years, continued his hunger strike launched since 176 days despite his serious health deterioration.

Hammad is being held in Barzillai Hospital where he suffers serious and critical health conditions, human rights sources said.

Hammad suffers from chest pains and muscle atrophy in addition to constant headache and pains all over his body.

The Jordanian hunger striker is adamant on continuing despite his exhaustion and worsening condition where he has lost more than 30 kg of his weight since declaring the strike.

The prison administration tightened recently its punitive measures against him in an attempt to break his strike. He is being searched on a daily basis, in addition to being tied to bed and prevented from performing his prayers.

In a letter to the Palestinian people and institutions, Hammad has blamed everyone for not supporting his hunger strike which led to more Israeli restrictions and harassments against him.

Although the Jordanian prisoners have stopped their hunger strike two months ago after reaching an agreement, the IPS did not allow family visits to them, he said.

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