Recently released prisoners succumbed. On January 2, 2012, Zakaria Issa died from cancer.
It was five months after being released. Israel denied him permission to receive specialized treatment in Jordan.
"Ashraf's death raises serious concerns for the prisoners and detainees who are currently on hunger strike as their health continues to deteriorate and are being denied independent medical treatment by the IPS," said Addameer.
Jafar Azzidine, Yousef Yassin and Tarek Qa'adan have been hunger striking for 56 days. For weeks, they were denied transfer to Ramleh Prison Hospital. Failure endangered their lives.
Samer Issawi has been on partial hunger strike for 174 days. Israel denies him treatment. Addameer demands world community intervention. Leaders able to help do nothing. They don't care if Palestinians live or die. Out of sight and mind they suffer.
Israel spurns international law with impunity. Palestinian prisoners suffer most.
Military orders divide criminality into five categories:
(1) Hostile terrorist activity
(2) Disturbance of public order