Hunger striker Issawi rushed to hospital after sudden health deterioration


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli prison authority took Samer Al-Issawi, who has been on hunger strike for 179 days, from Ramle prison hospital to Assaf Harofeh medical center after his health badly worsened on Saturday.

Lawyer Shireen Issawi, Samer’s sister, said on her Facebook page on Saturday night that she received a phone call from Ramle prison administration informing her that her brother was taken to Assaf Harofeh.

She said that Samer’s health condition was very serious, adding that he was suffering from very low heart pulse.

Samer is currently suffering from acute pain all over his body especially in his abdomen and kidneys and constant dizziness in addition to broken ribs as a result of the assault on him in court by his jailors, his sister said.

Shireen said that her brother is held in complete isolation away from the other hunger strikers despite his repeated demands to be held in one room with them.

The lawyer recently complained of the weak official and popular solidarity campaigns with the issue of the hunger strikers.

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