After 92 days of hunger strike, Palestinian detainee in Israel is reported in critical condition

RAMALLAH, Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel, Maher al-Akhras, 49, is reported to be in critical condition after 92 days of hunger strike demanding his freedom, according to his attorney and family members.

He is reported to have difficulty in his vision, inability to stand and pain all over his body.

There is concern that his vital organs may stop functioning as he refuses to take food supplements.

Al-Akhras, from the Jenin area in the north of the West Bank, was detained on July 27 and slammed with a four-month administrative detention order. He immediately went on hunger strike in protest against his illegal incarceration.

Efforts are still underway to get an Israeli High Court order which clearly announces an end to his administrative detention, instead of only suspending it in return for ending his hunger strike, as has been the case so far prompting al-Akhras to reject the deal.


Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency