Days of Palestine

Sunday, February 5

Health of Palestinian Cancer-stricken Prisoner deteriorates in Israeli Prisons

B.M | DOP -

The health of the Palestinian prisoner Asef Al-Refaei, 20, significantly deteriorated in Israeli prisons, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported on Monday, December 5.

In a press statement, the PPS explained that Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained Al-Refaei on September 24 despite his serious health conditions due to cancer.

The statement pointed out that Al-Refaei was detained four times, the first of which was when he was a little child. Israeli occupation authorities extended his detention until January 2023.

Israeli occupation authorities currently hold 600 Palestinian sick prisoners, including 200 suffering from chronic diseases and 24 diagnosed with cancer.