The father of Palestinian prisoner Mahmoud al-Deb’iee has said that his son is facing a difficult health condition due to the injuries he sustained last May during five hours of armed clashes with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in Jenin.
According to the father, Mohamed al-Deb’iee, Mahmoud started an open-ended hunger strike eight days ago in protest at his exposure to inhumane incarceration conditions, torture, and medical neglect.
Since his arrest about 45 days ago, Mahmoud has been taken to different detention and interrogation centers such as al-Jalamah and Moskobiya, where he reportedly underwent harsh questioning.
His father affirmed that an ex-detainee who met his son during one of those transfers told the family that their son, Mahmoud, suffers from three bullet injuries, two in his back, and is deprived of proper medical treatment.
The father appealed to human rights groups to intervene to find out information about his son’s health condition and to work on providing him with medical assistance.