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Wednesday, May 31

Israeli Court Rejects Early Release of Palestinian Cancer-Stricken Detainee Nasser Abu Hamid

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Israeli occupation court rejected Thursday, 6 October 2022 the early release request of Palestinian Cancer-stricken detainee Nasser Abu Hamid despite the severe deterioration in his health condition. 

Palestine Prisoners Club reported that the Israeli committee concerned with examining the case of Palestinian Cancer-stricken detainee Nasser Abu Hamid rejected the request for his early release despite his critical health condition.

Israeli Occupation court’s decision to reject the early Release request of Palestinian prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid is an embodiment of the slow and systematic killing of Palestinian prisoners and an unprecedented disregard for their lives in Israeli jails, the Ministry of Prisoners in Gaza stated. 

The Ministry added that Abu Hamid’s case should take a different dimension after this decision and  Palestinian people must stand up against Israeli occupation in support of Nasser Abu Hamid who is fighting death alone and shackled in the Israeli occupation jails. 

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.