Ayman Sharawna refused medication while continuing his hunger strike

The Palestinian Prisoners Society said on Saturday, September 1 that Israeli prison authorities refused to provide Ayman Sharawna, hunger striking Palestinian detainee with medication for his chronic back pain, unless he ended his hunger strike.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a report that Ayman Sharawna was taken to Ramla prison clinic hospital with severe back pain and required an injection from doctors. The Palestinian prisoner society said Sharawna affirmed he would not allow the prison administration to blackmail him despite his suffering from acute pains in his back and kidneys.

Israeli prison authorities would not allow doctors to administer the injection unless Sharawna agreed to end his hunger strike action, the prisoner group said. Sharawna had a hearing on his case scheduled for August 26, was postponed until next Thursday. Sharawna has been on hunger strike for 64 days.

Sharawna refused to end his strike action. Reported on Ma’an and Palestine Information Centre.