WEST BANK (Dispatches) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has renewed its call to end the crisis of the Palestinian hunger strikers inside the Zionist regime’s jails, as their health conditions seriously deteriorate.
Head of the ICRC Mission in Al-Quds Els Debuf posted on Twitter, “We reiterate our urgent call about Mr Miqdad Al-Qawasmeh and Mr Kayed Nammoura (Fasfous).” Both Al-Qawasmeh and Nammoura have been on hunger strike inside the occupying regime’s jails for nearly 100 days.
Debuf added: “The ICRC urges authorities, the detainees and their representatives to find a solution that will avoid loss of life.”
Debuf continued: “We continue to visit and closely follow their situation, as we do for the six detainees currently on hunger strike, including Mr Al Araj.”
The head of the ICRC mission stressed: “Every detainee must be treated humanely and with dignity.”
Zionist troops on Sunday attacked a demonstration held in solidarity with Palestinian inmates, using tear gas canisters to quell the protest, causing dozens of Palestinians to suffocate due to inhalation of tear gas, Palestine’s official Wafa news agency reported.
The demonstrators demanded the immediate release of Palestinian inmates who are currently on hunger strike and are facing the imminent threat of death or serious harm.
According to a report by the Detainees Affairs Commission, at least seven Palestinian inmates have remained on an open-ended hunger strike to protest the so-called administrative detention, which is a form of imprisonment in which the individual is never tried and can be held indefinitely.
Amjad al-Najjar, spokesperson for the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), stressed the need for immediate action to save the lives of the hunger-striking inmates in the regime’s jails.
More than 7,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently held in some 17 Zionist jails, with dozens of them serving multiple life sentences.
Rights groups describe the regime’s use of administrative detention as a “bankrupt tactic” and have long called on Israel to bring its use to an end.