Shtayyeh appeals to save phosphorous, amid signs of blood clotting and sudden death

Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh called for urgent and immediate action to save the life of the prisoner Kayed Phosphorous, who has been on hunger strike for 123 days.

Shtayyeh said in a statement published by government spokesman Ibrahim Melhem that international human rights and humanitarian organizations are required to take urgent action to save the life of the phosphorous captive, whose health reports indicate that his health has entered the stage of extreme danger. Shtayyeh also called for an end to the administrative detention of all prisoners who are on hunger strike.

Khaled Al-Fasfous, the brother of the captive Kayed, said yesterday, Saturday, that the doctors of the Israeli Barzilai Hospital told his brother, who is on hunger strike, that there are signs of a blood clot, and that he is at risk of sudden death at any moment.

Khaled indicated, in an interview with the official Palestine TV, that his brother suffered from severe kidney pain to a degree that he could not bear.

Activists on the Arab and Palestinian platforms expressed solidarity with the hunger striker, Kayed phosphorus, after doctors informed his family that he was close to sudden death at any moment.

Activists called on international human rights and legal institutions to intervene urgently to save the life of the phosphorous prisoner before his death, as happened with former prisoners who were ignored by the prison administration and caused their loss of life.

Others emphasized that the occupation aims to assassinate the striking prisoners through its intransigence in its policies, and its refusal to cancel administrative detention against them, until they are on the brink of death.

Tweeters circulated pictures of the prisoner phosphorous, where he showed signs of stress and fatigue until his body looked like a skeleton covered with skin.

It is noteworthy that the phosphorous prisoner has been on hunger strike for 122 days, in protest against his administrative detention, in addition to 4 other prisoners: Alaa Al-Araj for 98 days, Hisham Abu Hawash for 89 days, Louay Al-Ashkar for 34 days, and Ayyad Al-Harimi for 52 days.

Administrative detention is imprisonment by military order without an indictment, and extends for 6 months, subject to extension.

Israel administratively detains about 500 Palestinians out of the approximately 4,650 detainees in its prisons until the end of last October, according to institutions specialized in prisoners’ affairs.

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