Israeli medics forcibly inject nutrients into Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike
A Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for the 92nd day was subject to forced treatment by Israeli prison authorities’ medical staff, the Palestinian High commission of Detainees Affairs (HCDA) said in a statement on Wednesday.
Miqdad Al Qawasmeh has been on an individual hunger strike since late July, in protest against his administrative detention by Israeli authorities. According to the HCDA, Israeli medical staff at the Israeli Kaplan medical centre attempted to force nutrients into Qawasmeh’s body through IV drip on Tuesday.
Sign the petition to #FreeThemAll and stand in solidarity with Kayed Fasfous, Miqdad Qawasmeh, Alaa Al Raj, Hisham Abu Hawasm, Shadi Abu Aker & Ayyad Hraimi on hunger strike to protest imprisonment without charges.— Jane (@JaneLarge11) October 20, 2021
Qawasmeh’s mother told the media that Israeli medics entered the ICU where her son is being held and asked him if he agreed to receive nutrients, and that he clearly answered ‘no’.
The medic proceeded to inject the nutrient solutions into his body anyway, she said.
Miqdad Qawasmeh has been under administrative detention since January without charges.
He has spent four years in Israeli prisons, including under repetitive administrative detention orders. He is one of six Palestinians on individual hunger strikes protesting their administrative detentions, all in medically critical conditions.
#معركة_الامعاء_الخاوية#FreeThemAll— 𓂆 Zayane 🗝️🍉 Up the Rebels! (@Ghali_Zayane) October 19, 2021
Palestinian prisoners continue their hunger strike.
Kayed Fasfous & Miqdad Qawasmeh are in life-threatening condition.
Also, Alaa Al Araj at 72 days,Hesham Abu Hawash at 64 days, Shadi Abu Aker at 56 days and Ayyad Hraimi at 27 days. pic.twitter.com/6nsfXiuxVD