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Palestinian Prisoner in Critical Condition After Nearly 3 Months of Hunger Strike Against His Detention

HeadlineOct 20, 2020

In Palestine, Maher al-Akhras, a prisoner who’s been on hunger strike for 86 days to protest his indefinite imprisonment, is “on the verge of death,” according to rights groups. The 49-year-old was arrested by Israeli forces in July but is being held without charges. From his hospital bed, al-Akhras called on the international community to help free the Palestinian people. “I refuse to give in to the decisions of this occupying state. I will either return freely to my children and to my people, or I will die without submission,” he said.

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