thaerhalahlehThaer Halahleh, Palestinian prisoner and former long-term hunger striker, was transferred from Ramon prison to Soroka Medical Center on December 26 after his health condition seriously worsened.

Halahleh was on hunger strike in 2012 for 77 days in protest of his administrative detention without charge or trial, and was released in June 2012 at the conclusion of his administrative detention order.

He was re-arrested in April 2013 and diagnosed by Israeli doctors in Ofer prison as having contracted Hepatitis C during a dental operation in Ashkelon prison with non-sterile tools.