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Palestinian hunger-striking inmate’s father warns of his son’s deteriorating health condition

The father of a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for more than 100 days against Israel’s so-called policy of administrative detention has warned of his son’s deteriorating health condition, calling for intensified efforts to save him from “certain death.”

Miqdad al-Qawasmeh’s father said his son’s health condition further deteriorated after Israeli authorities transferred him from Israel’s Kaplan Hospital to the infamous Ramla prison infirmary in an attempt to break his strike, the Palestinian Information Center reported on Monday.

He further stressed there needs to be an immediate response to the Israeli regime’s repressive measures, and called for increased efforts by Palestinians to release his son whose life “is in real danger.”

Since last January, Qawasmeh has been in the Israeli administrative detention with no trial or indictment.

There are also five other prisoners who have been on hunger strike for different periods in protest at their detention, with most of them suffering from life-threatening health issues due to their protracted hunger strike.

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