Ministry monitors condition of hunger-striking prisoner Mohammed Musleh in Israel

hunger-striking prisoner Mohammed Musleh
Hunger-striking prisoner Mohammed Musleh. (Photo: Twitter)
AMMAN — A source at the Ministry ofForeign Affairs and Expatriates stated that the ministry, through the Jordanian embassy in Tel Aviv, is regularly monitoring the conditions of Jordanian prisoners, including Mohammed Musleh, who began a hunger strike Saturday.اضافة اعلان

The source also stated that Musleh's sentence is about to end, with less than a year remaining, according to a local media outlet.

Solitary confinementFadi Farah, the head of Jordan's National Committee for Prisoners and Missing Persons in Israeli Detention Centers, had previously stated that the Jordanian prisoner in Israeli prison, Musleh, had started an open hunger strike four days ago.

Farah added that "the Israeli Prisons Authority has transferred Musleh to solitary confinement as a punitive measure for entering the strike," according to the Quds Press.

He explained that "Musleh's demands focus on his transfer to Jordan to complete his sentence there, as well as providing him with appropriate medical treatment, as he was shot by the occupation forces at the moment of his arrest."

‘False’ chargesIsraeli forces arrested Musleh on June 23, 2020, in the town of Al-Khader in the occupied territories, after he was shot twice in his left foot, and accused him of attempting to stab Israelis.

Israel sentenced the Jordanian prisoner to five years in prison for attempting to carry out a stabbing operation.

Abdul Fattah Musleh, the father of the prisoner Mohammed, had previously stated in media statements that his son "had no intention of carrying out a stabbing operation," describing the charge against him as "false”.