Hunger-striker 'at risk of heart attack'
Published Monday 19/05/2014 (updated) 26/06/2014 10:46
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – Lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, Jawad Boulos, warned of the dangerous health conditions of several prisoners on Monday
Boulos visited prisoner Ayman Itbish, who has been on hunger strike for 81 days, in the Assaf Harofeh medical center.
He highlighted that the condition of Itbish has declined in the last few hours; medics have been giving him oxygen through machines and another machine was attached to his heart after showing signs of a possible heart attack.
He said that a group from the Israel Prison Service has been giving training to jailers on how to react if Itbish has a heart attack.
Itbish insists on continuing his open hunger strike as long as there is no response to his demands of ending his administrative detention or declaring a specific period of sentence.
Itbish went on a 105-day hunger strike last year that ended with an agreement that Israel broke by issuing new administrative orders against him.
A magistrate court in Ofer military prison has administratively sentenced him to another three months without taking into consideration his medical status.
The magistrate stated that there is no relation between his strike and the legal measures and that he should go to a special court.