107 Days of Hunger Strike: Israeli occupation military court rejects Ahmad Zahran’s appeal9 Gennaio 2020
Poster of Ahmad Zahran at a support protest. Photo: Quds NewsThe Israeli occupation’s Ofer military court rejected the appeal of Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Zahran, on hunger strike for the 107th day against his imprisonment without charge or trial. The military court had repeatedly delayed in issuing the decision, despite Zahran’s weakening health. It earlier had requested that he end his hunger strike in order to be subjected to further interrogation, which Zahran refused. He has been jailed under administrative detention, Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial, since March 2019.Due to the severity of his health condition, Zahran was also transferred to the civilian Kaplan hospital on Monday, 6 January. He has lost over 35 kilograms (77 pounds) of weight, is unable to walk and has pain throughout his body. Zahran, 42, from the village of Deir Abu Mishaal, launched a previous hunger strike for 39 days, which he suspended after a promise to not renew his detention. Instead, his detention was renewed in violation of the agreement, sparking him to launch the strike again. In the past, he has spent almost 15 years in Israeli prisons. Palestinian prisoners transferred to civil prisons are routinely shackled to their hospital beds and held under heavy military guard, despite their severely ill health.