Saturday, November 19, 2016

Palestinian Prisoner Facing Paralysis on Day 49 of Hunger Strike

From Ma'an News Agency.
BETHLEHEM -- A 20-year-old Palestinian hunger-striking prisoner suffered from memory loss and a high risk of “sudden paralysis,” as he entered his 49th day of strike on Saturday, according to the Palestinian Committee of Prisoner’s Affairs. 
The committee released a statement detailing the severe medical condition of prisoner Anas Ibrahim Shadid, who was detained on Aug. 2 and sentenced to administrative detention -- Israel's widely condemned policy of internment without trial or charge based on undisclosed evidence --  at Israel’s Ofer prison. 
Shadid recently lost the ability to walk, move, and talk “unless with great difficulty,” according to the statement. 
“He is suffering from constant headaches and dizziness, weakness in his heart, asthma, vision difficulties, and severe pains in the eyes, chest, and stomach.” (November 12, 2016.)

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