Samer-IssawiThe occupation’s Prison Services have denied medical checkups for Palestinian prisoner and long-term hunger striker, Samer Issawi, since he was moved to Shata prison following his hunger strike, said prisoner advocates on July 3.

Issawi’s lawyer said that he is suffering from deliberate neglect of his health, and has developed symptoms of illness. Issawi, 33, said two weeks ago that he suffers from pain in the kidneys and the deterioration in his health, without a response from the prison administration.

The Freedom Centre expressed its grave concern for the life of al-Issawi, saying the occupation authorities bear full responsibility for his life, and demanding immediate international institutions to pressure the occupation authorities to provide needed health care and treatment for Issawi until his release at the end of the year.

Issawi’s eight-month hunger strike drew solidarity and support from people around the world.