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ICRC calls to end Palestine hunger striker crisis in Israel jails

October 23, 2021 at 12:07 pm

Protesters gather in support of hunger striker Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails on May 22, 2017 [Salah Malkawi/Anadolu Agency]

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday renewed its call to end the crisis of the Palestinian hunger strikers inside Israeli jails, as their health conditions seriously deteriorate.

Head of the ICRC Mission in Jerusalem Els Debuf posted on Twitter: “We reiterate our urgent call about Mr Miqdad Al-Qawasmeh and Mr Kayed Nammoura (Fasfous).” Both Al-Qawasmeh and Nammoura have been on hunger strike inside Israeli jails for nearly 100 days.

Debuf added: “The ICRC urges authorities, the detainees and their representatives to find a solution that will avoid loss of life.”

Debuf continued: “We continue to visit and closely follow their situation, as we do for the six detainees currently on hunger strike, including Mr Al Araj.”

The head of the ICRC mission stressed: “Every detainee must be treated humanely and with dignity.”

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