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Israel and the occupied territories: condition of Palestinian hunger strikers deteriorates

01-02-2013 Interview

The ICRC is concerned about the health of Palestinian detainees currently on long-term hunger strike. The organization urges the Israeli authorities to find a prompt solution in order to save the lives of Samer Issawi, Tareq Qadan, Jaffar Ezzedin and Ayman Sharawneh. The ICRC has also reminded the detaining authorities of their obligation to allow the detainees' families to visit them. The ICRC's Dr Nikoloz Sadradze visits the detainees regularly, monitoring their condition and conveying oral greetings to their families after the visits. Dr Sadradze has been visiting Israeli places of detention since May 2011, and in this interview he explains his role regarding hunger strikes and that of the ICRC.