Hunger-Striking Palestinian Prisoners Transferred to Soroka Hospital

Ramallah, May 23 (QNA) -The Palestinian Center for Prisoners Studies(PCPS) has said that a group of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners being held in isolation in Beersheba prison were transferred to Soroka Hospital after suffering from acute stomach pain caused due to tainted drinking water .

The PCPS quoted lawyer Rami al-Alamb as saying that a doctor at the hospital had determined that the cause of the pain was tainted water, adding that the group should only drink mineral water, a request which was denied by the Israeli prison administration as a response to their ongoing strike.

They opted to give them the water with two spoons of salt a cup, which caused deterioration in their health. They remain at the hospital, he added.

For her part, the Media spokeswoman for the PCPS Amina al-Tawil said that the prisoners had threatened to stop taking water, and stressed that they will continue their strike despite their health conditions.

Around 100 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons being held without charge or trial under a policy called administrative detention have been on hunger strike for just over a month in protest against their treatment.

Many of the leaders of the strike are located at Beersheba prison in southern Israel and have been placed in solitary confinement since the beginning of the strike.(QNA)

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