Our picture of the day for Tuesday December 6th shows the uncharged political prisoner and hunger-striker Ahmad Abu Fara, fighting with an empty stomach to gain his freedom from Israeli occupation’s Kafkaesque ‘administrative detention’ system.
In this system you can be imprisoned for years without being charged or brought on trial, based on secret claims you and your lawyer – when you eventually get one, which can take three months based on Israeli law – are not allowed to know about.
Ahmad Abu Fara(29) briefly lost his consciousness falling into coma on December 4th, with Israeli hospital staff then trying to give him nutrients intravenously, which he rejected after awaking.
Both him and fellow hunger-striker Anas Shadid(19) are described of being in danger of “sudden death”.
They have been imprisoned from the beginning of August without charge by the Israeli occupation and have now been on hunger-strike for 73 days.
The third current hunger-striker, Ammar Hmour, has been on hunger-strike since November 21st and is kept in a solitary confinement in a prison in ethnically cleansed Ashkelon. His cell is described as ‘very small, cold, with noxious odor.”
Hmour has been imprisoned without charge since February 16th.