One anticipates force-feeding; another strikes a deal; others endure deteriorating health.
On Wednesday, political prisoner Kifah Hattab suspended his 50 day hunger strike in light of a developing deal with Israeli authorities that would recognize Hattab as a war prisoner.
Hattab is in Israeli jail under two life imprisonment sentences. He has launched multiple hunger strikes over the last three years to demand that Israel recognizes him as a prisoner of war.
Prior to the deal, Hattab was transferred to the Afula medical center due to seriously deteriorating health.
Political prisoners Mohammad al-Qiq and Abdullah Abu Jaber, who began their hunger strikes together approximately two months ago, continue to endure dangerously deteriorating heath to object their unjust sentences and the inhumane conditions in Israeli prison.
Many worry that Al-Qiq will soon be the first Palestinian political prisoner to be fore-fed by Israel since the approval of force-feeding by the Israeli Knesset in July 2015.
According to the Palestine News Network, the medical staff at the Emek Medical Center has forcibly taken blood samples from al-Qiq to prepare for the force-feeding procedure.
Last week, 50 political prisoners in Nafta prison joined six other political prisoners in launching hunger strikes to protest their conditions and sentences in Israeli jails.