Comrade Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh, PFLP leader and representative on the Central Committee of the Leadership of the Hunger Strike, is facing serious health concerns 27 days into his open hunger strike in isolation in Ramon prison, reported Comrade Wafa’ Abu Ghoulmeh, Ahed’s wife and a prisoner activist.
She reported that Ahed is suffering severe headaches and dizziness, has lost over 15 kg of weight, and is vomiting blood. A lawyer who visited Ahed today in prison called for him to be taken immediately to the hospital, but the occupation authorities refused to do so, claiming “security reasons,” and gave him an injection only. Wafa’ Abu Ghoulmeh said that the occupation’s refusal to take him to the hospital is a deliberate attempt to slowly assassinate him, calling for urgent action to save his life.
Fellow isolated prisoner and hunger striker leader Hassan Salameh told his lawyer that he was also very concerned about Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh’s health, saying that he had been vomiting all water he had ingested, as well as vomiting bile. Salameh reported that Ahed had vomited blood and fell to the ground at night several times. He said that when Ahed had vomited blood, Salameh had him spit into a cup to show the prison guards who continued to refuse to take him to the hospital, again citing security reasons.
Wafa’ Abu Ghoulmeh called upon all human rights institutions to put pressure on the Israeli authorities to take him to the hospital. She stressed that despite the severe health concerns, his morale is high and he is dedicated to continuing the strike.