Occupation’s jails

Halahle did not receive any medical treatment for his serious disease

NABLUS, (PIC)– Family of detainee Thaer Halahle appealed to all human rights organizations to intervene and save the life of their seriously ill son.

The family told Ahrar center for prisoners’ studies and human rights on Sunday that Halahle, from Al-Khalil, recently discovered that he was suffering from liver disease but was not given any treatment in Israeli captivity.

Fuad Al-Khuffash, the director of the Ahrar center, said that Halahle, 34, was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces in Ramallah only a few months after his release from administrative detention.

He said that his disease was the result of dental treatment while in jail where the dentist in Askalan jail used contaminated tools in his treatment.

The director warned that medical neglect of his case would gravely exacerbate his condition especially when this illness is very serious if left untreated.

Khuffash charge the Israeli occupation authorities with deliberately neglecting the treatment of Palestinian sick prisoners in its jails.

Halahle is held in Ofer jail and has threatened to go on hunger strike if he was not accorded proper treatment for his illness.

Report: “Detainee Abu Hamdiyya Died Of Advanced Stage Of Carcinoma”

Sunday [June 16] Head of the Palestinian Forensics Center, Dr. Saber Al-‘Aloul, stated that the final findings of the forensic report regarding the cause of death of detainee Maisara Abu Hamdiyya, revealed that he suffered from a fourth stage Carcinoma. Abu Hamdiyya died more than 2 months ago.

Abu Hamdiyya suffered a fourth stage Carcinoma center in his lung lymphatic, liver and spine, throat cancer extending to his vocal cords, and brain tumor, Al-‘Aloul said during a press conference at the Government Media Center in Ramallah.

Despite the seriousness of his condition, the Israeli Prison Administration did not grant Abu Hamdiyya the needed specialized and urgent medical treatment, until it was too late.

During a press conference in Ramallah, Al-’Aloul stated that Abu Hamdiyya did not receive any treatment, not even one chemotherapy session, an issue that led to spread of cancer to various vital organs.

He held Israeli directly responsible for the death of Abu Hamdiyya, and said that Israel deprives the Palestinian detainees from adequate medical treatment, and imprisons them under very harsh inhumane conditions.

During the press conference, Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Issa Qaraqe’, stated that Abu Hamdiyya is the latest victim of Israel’s ongoing violations against the detainees.

He said that 204 Palestinian detainees died in Israeli prisons and detention center since 1967, and that 52 of them died due to the lack, or absence, of medical attention.

Qaraqe’ added that the forensic experts who examined the body of Abu Hamdiyya demanded forming a joint local and international committee to visit the detainees in various Israeli prisons, and provide the sick with the needed medical attention.

Head of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Qaddoura Fares, stated that there is no doubt that Abu Hamdiyya died due to the lack of medical attention.

Fares called for translating the autopsy report of Abu Hamdiyya into different languages, and to submit it to various international organizations, including the United Nations.

He said that ailing detainees in Israeli prisons are facing gradually deteriorating medical conditions due to Israel’s illegal policies and practices.

Abu Hamdiyya’s sister stated that, in 2007, he suffered hemorrhaging blood from his stomach, and was moved to the Ramla Prison Clinic, but no tests or diagnostics were carried out.

He died on April 2 this year, at the Intensive Care Unit of the Soroka Medical Center in Be’er As-Sabe’ (Beersheba). He was only moved to the medical center after a sharp and very serious deterioration in his health condition.

Haj Saadi Alsakhal dies under torture in PA jails

NABLUS, (PIC)– Haj Saadi Alsakhal died on Saturday afternoon in PA Intelligence headquarters in Nablus few hours after his arrest from his workplace, the Families of Political Prisoners Committee in the West Bank said.

The committee stated that PA forces broke violently into Haj Alsakhal’s workplace this morning in Rafedia and arrested him and his son Musab.

The PA forces came to arrest Musab but his father refused to hand his son. They started then shooting up in the air before arresting both the son and his father where they were taken to PA intelligence headquarters in Junaid prison, the committee explained.

In the prison, PA security forces brutally attacked and harshly beat the elderly man which resulted in Haj Alsakhal’s death few hours after his arrest.

It strongly condemned the crime considering it a violation to the national and human values. The statement stressed the need to prosecute those responsible for such crimes and violations against the Palestinian people.

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