Cancer-stricken Palestinian freedom fighter, Nasser Abu Hmaid, 50, was declared dead Tuesday morning, December 20, 2022 after battling cancer for several years, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs Commission.
They said that Abu Hmeid, who entered into a coma two days ago and was yesterday transferred from Ramle clinic prison, where he has been kept, to a hospital in Israel, has died due to years of medical negligence and maltreatment.
Palestinian detainees are also routinely exposed to maltreatment, including physical assaults with jailers’ rifles and booted feet, during investigation. Israel uses physical force, and physiological pressure to extract confessions from
Palestinian detainees. Some are left without necessary medical treatment for their injuries they sustained during interrogation.
The prison service escalated repressive measures against Palestinian detainees; prisoners have been experiencing harsh imprisonment conditions, including being deprived of cooking equipment and hot water. Prisoners were further prevented from going out on their daily break.
Some were deprived of their right to family visit under security pretences as prisoners said they are placed in very narrow and rotten cells that lack the basic humanitarian requirements, including the infestation of insects and rats.
With the martyrdom of the Palestinian Nasser Abu Hamid, ,who was also martyred as a result of deliberate medical negligence, the number of Palestinianmartyrs inside Israeli jails has risen to (233) martyrs since 1967, of whom (74) have risen as a result of the crime of medical negligence (slow killing).
Today, the number ofPalestinian prisoners in the occupation prisons is about 4,700, including about (150) children and (33) female prisoners.