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EU expresses concern over Palestinian hunger striker.

Abu Hawash has been on hunger strike for 140 days protesting his administrative detention

Jerusalem24 – On Monday, the European Union expressed its concern about the health condition of Palestinian hunger striker Hisham Abu Hawash, echoing statements made by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Abu Hawash went on a hunger strike for 140 days in protest of his administrative detention in Israeli prisons.

The statement said, “the use of administrative detention without formal charge remains a source of continuing concern.” It also pointed out that, “detainees have the right to be informed of the charges underlying any detention, and that they must have a fair trial within a reasonable time or be released.”

Abu Hawash’s family expressed fears that the hospital administration in which he is being held would force-feed him against his will.

Imad Abu Hawash, Hishams’s brother, said that the Israeli authorities sent security reinforcements to the prisoner’s room in the “Asaf Harofeh” hospital, and expelled his family and all journalists.

Meanwhile, local NGO the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club said in a statement that Abu Hawash is being held in  “critical health condition.”

To this day, the Israel refuses to respond to his demand to end his administrative detention, despite the tireless efforts that are being made.

Abu Hawash was arrested on October 27, 2020, and transferred him to administrative detention.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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