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Sunday, 03 July 2022 12:19 GMT

Palestinian detainee starts hunger strikes over medical treatment denial


(MENAFN) The detainee in the Israeli jails Bashir Abdullah Khatib, 56, who has been imprisoned for 31 years, started a hunger strike seven days ago, protesting being denied medical treatment, the Palestinian Detainees' Committee has reported.

Despite the fact that his condition has been ongoing for several years, the detainee, from Ramallah city, is facing various issues with his teeth, gums and mouth, but has been denied medical treatment.

The Committee stated that the detainee, held in Nafha prison, is also protesting the administration's refusal to give him meals that he can eat due to his condition.

It is worth mentioning that Khatib, a married father of five (three daughters and two sons), and a grandfather, was taken prisoner on January 01, 1988, and was sentenced to a life term, which was defined by 35 years in prison.

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