First Palestine Prison Hunger Striker Dies in West Bank

A young Palestinian man became the first victim of the open-ended hunger strike in the occupied West Bank on Monday. The 30-year-old, identified as Mazan al-Maghrebi, passed away at his home in the city of Ramallah. Al-Maghrebi succumbed to a kidney disease after joining the hunger strike, the Saba news agency reported. According to the news agency, many hunger strikers, who are being held in the Israeli Ofer prison, suffer from low blood pressure, severe headaches as well as stomach and joint problems. The report also stated that the prisoners are not allowed to drink cool water and are being forced to consume warm water. Over 1,600 prisoners joined the hunger strike that began on April 17, marking Palestinian Prisoners’ Day.

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