GAZA, (PIC)– Medical sources said on Saturday that the ex-detainee Assaad Fahmi Abu Salah, 50, was transferred to intensive care in Beit Hanoun hospital, north of the Gaza Strip, after his health deteriorated due to his open hunger strike in solidarity with his detained sons.

Abdullah Kandil, the spokesman of Waad association for free detainees, affirmed, in an exclusive statement to PIC, that Abu Salah was transferred yesterday evening to hospital after his health deteriorated because of his hunger strike in solidarity with his sons, his brother, and his brother’s son.

He pointed out that the ex-detainee, who had participated in many activities in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners, has many health problems.

The PIC had met previously the ex-detainee Abu Salah in a solidarity activity last Thursday where he said “I have four of my relatives in the occupation prisons, and I will continue the hunger strike until their release”.

Abu Salah expressed deep concern about his relatives, saying that the prisoners’ families have no idea about their sons’ conditions.

He condemned the Arab and Muslim world’s passive position towards the prisoners’ issue, calling for more support for the prisoners’ just demands.