The Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Commission stated on Sunday, June 4, 2023, that three prisoners are facing deliberate medical neglect in Israeli prisons, enduring extremely difficult conditions.
According to a statement issued by the commission, Fatima Abdul Rahman Shahin (33 years old) from Bethlehem has been suffering from gunshot wounds inflicted by Israeli forces since her arrest on April 17th.
The injuries affected her limbs, abdominal area, and spinal cord. She underwent a month-long treatment at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where one of her kidneys was removed.
There is a high possibility of paralysis, and she was later transferred to the Ramla Hospital Clinic, where she now relies on a wheelchair for mobility.
It is important to note that Shahin is married and a mother of a 4-and-a-half-year-old daughter named Aylool.
She has been unable to see her family or communicate with them thus far.
Her detention has been extended, and the trial session has been postponed until July 5th, 2023.
Another prisoner, Kamal Hani Joury (23 years old) from Nablus, is currently held at the Ramla Hospital.
He suffered a severe injury during his arrest, which resulted in nerve damage in the pelvic area.
He is currently receiving multiple treatments and medications while relying on a wheelchair. His condition requires daily monitoring and care.
Meanwhile, Khaled Nawawreh (62 years old) from Bethlehem, held at the Negev Prison, is suffering from a chronic splenic injury and continuous ulcers. Additionally, he has dental and gum issues, resulting in the loss of most of his molars and teeth.
He urgently requires dental implants and treatment, but the prison administration only provides painkillers.
Nawawreh has been imprisoned since March 2nd, 2003, and he is serving a 25-year sentence.
The deliberate medical neglect of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails is a matter of grave concern and violates international human rights standards.