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Health of three hunger striking detainees in Israel severally critical, say lawyers.

RAMALLAH, September 17, 2016 (WAFA) - The health condition of three Palestinian hunger striking detainees held in Israeli hospitals has become severally critical, the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said on Saturday.

Two of the commission's lawyers, Iyad Misk and Tareq Barghouth, appealed for immediate intervention to put a stop to Israel's policy of slow death practiced against Palestinian hungers strikers.

The three detainees; Malek Qadi and the brothers Mohammed and Mahmoud Balboul, have been on a hunger strike for over 60 days to protest their administrative detention without charge or trial.

The lawyers noted that the health of the three detainees has reached a very critical stage.

They suffer from frequent heart attacks, difficulty in breathing, spasms, hearing loss and sever pain throughout their bodies, said the lawyers after visiting the three detains at their hospital beds. They have also lost the ability to speak.

The lawyers warned that the Israeli government's refusal to end the administrative detention of the three hunger strikers is a plot to kill them.

They said that a petition was submitted at the Israeli High court to demand ending the administrative detention of the three detainees, rather than just a freeze on their detention, and to allow them to be moved to Palestinian hospitals for treatment.

The lawyers noted that putting a freeze on the administrative detention of detainees is merely a legal elusion aimed at keeping the administrative detention or renewing it after they end their strike.


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Date:Sep 17, 2016
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