Israeli Occupation Prosecution rescinded Thursday morning, 15 September 2022, a court session to consider the early release of the Palestinian prisoner cancer-stricken detainee Nasser Abu Hamid despite his sharply deteriorated health condition.
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.
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.
In this context, the Israeli hospital of ‘Asaf Harofeh’ abdicated its medical responsibility for the cancer-stricken detainee, Nasser Abu Hamid, recommending his immediate release due to his snappily declined health condition.
The latest deterioration in Nasser’s health came as a shock to his 73-year-old mother, Latifa.
“I want my son by any means, even for a moment,” she said.
Latifa has four other sons in Israeli occupation jails: Nasr, 47, Sharif, 45, Mohammad, 38, and Islam, 35. They all sentenced to life sentences.
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.