The United Nations and parents of imprisoned Palestinian teenager Amal Nakhleh have voiced concerns as he is chronically ill and one of the few minors held without charge by Israel.
“Since his arrest last year I have only seen him twice, including last week when he told me he wanted to go on hunger strike,” journalist Moammar Nakhleh said of his 17-year-old son on Sunday.
“This scares me because he is already very weak,” from myasthenia, a rare neuromuscular disease, and underwent surgery in 2020 to have a tumor removed from his rib cage, Nakhleh said at the family home in al-Jalazun refugee camp in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.
Amal’s predicament dates back to November 2020 when he was out with friends after recovering from his cancer surgery and was detained by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli authorities accuse Amal of throwing stones at…