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The health of Palestinian detainee Maher Al-Akhras is at stake

Prisoner Maher al-Akhras, 49, from Silat al-Dhahr town, south of Jenin, continues his open hunger strike for the 87th consecutive day Wednesday, rejecting his administrative detention amid a serious deterioration in his health condition.

The Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs Authority stated that the health condition of Akhra is extremely dangerous, as he suffers from severe fatigue, he is unable to move and his senses of hearing and speaking have been affected negatively.

It pointed out that he is having seizures constantly and there are fears that his vital organs will suffer a sudden relapse as he refuses to take any fluids and supplements. This poses a real threat to his life after this long period of the strike, it added.

The Authority called on human rights institutions and the International Committee of the Red Cross to pressure the Israeli occupation authorities to release him immediately. It held the Israeli occupation government fully responsible for the life of Akhras.

Source: PIC

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