The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs stated on Wednesday, July 6, that three Palestinian prisoners held in the Niqab prison are facing serious health conditions, due to the medical neglect policy deliberately practiced by the Israeli occupation authorities against the Palestinian prisoners.
The commission, quoting lawyer Fadi Obeidat, stated that the 36-year-old prisoner Husam Al-Deek from the town of Kafr Al-Deek, west of Salfit, has been complaining of severe infections in the colon and intestines as well as continuous bleeding, since the date of his arrest on February 2, 2021.
The commission said that the prisoner Al-Deek was supposed to undergo medical examinations, but the occupation authorities refused to provide adequate medical care for him and the rest of the sick prisoners.
The prisoner Adel Srouj, 29 years, from Tulkarm, has been detained since February 9, 2020, and sentenced for 4 years. He had a benign stomach tumor. He underwent a surgery to remove it.
Moreover, the prisoner Srouj did not receive the results of the examinations he underwent before the surgery. Thus, he does not know any details about the disease he suffered.
Prisoner Raed Al-Ratrout, 37, from Nablus, lost all his teeth and molars, except for the front teeth, as the prison administration does not provide him with the required treatment. He is now suffering from severe gum infections and difficulty eating.
4700 Palestinians are currently held inside the Israeli prisons, including 28 women and 170 children. Meanwhile, around 640 Palestinians are held under administrative detention in the Israeli prisons without charge or trial.