"My brother is about to turn 40 and suffers from diseases caused by long
years of imprisonment and poor nutrition, in addition to the lack of
the basic health care that is supposedly
guaranteed to prisoners in international law. My brother is already in
need of medicine, prolonged treatment and water. A hunger strike may
aggravate his illness and weaken his already skinny body."
Palestinian prisoners sit behind glass during visiting at Gilboa prison in 2006 (AFP)