Palestinian Cancer-Stricken Detainee Nasser Abu Hamid lost Sunday, 16 October 2022 the ability to eat and began to experience difficulties speaking as a result of the spread of cancer in his body, Palestine Prisoners Club reported.
In a press release, Palestine Prisoners Club confirmed that the recent medical reports indicated the continuous and rapid deterioration of Abu Hamid,’s health condition as he is only provided with painkillers after the doctors decided to stop his chemotherapy. The club added that an oxygen tube accompanies Nasser all the time.
The health condition of the prisoner Abu Hamid, 49, began to deteriorate since August 2021, as he suffered from pain in the chest and was detected with a cancerous tumor in the lungs.
In this context, the Israeli hospital of ‘Asaf Harofeh’ abdicated its medical responsibility for the cancer-stricken prisoner, Nasser Abu Hamid, recommending his immediate release due to his sharply deteriorated health condition.
Nasser, who hails from the Al-Amari refugee camp in Ramallah, has been detained since 2002 and sentenced to seven life sentences and 50 years.
Nasser Abu Hamid’s brother, Naji, clarified on September 9 that his brother is dying slowly due to medical negligence, pointing out that the latest medical report calling for his immediate release was disregarded by the IOF.
Israeli Occupation uses deliberate medical negligence as a common punitive measure against Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails.
600 sick Palestinian detainees have been held in the Israeli occupation jails, including 23 cancer-stricken prisoners.
73 Palestinian prisoners lost their lives inside Israeli occupation prisons since 1967 due to a systematic policy of deliberate medical negligence, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club.