Days of Palestine

Saturday, March 25

Sick prisoners in Ramla hospital facing slow death

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The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs has said that sick Palestinian prisoners in the Ramla prison hospital are facing a slow death on a daily basis because of their exposure to deliberate medical neglect.  

According to the Commission, 10 prisoners are in very difficult health conditions in the Ramla hospital and most of them cannot move without using wheelchairs.

They also rely on other prisoners when taking a shower, changing clothes, eating, drinking, etc.

In addition, three hunger-striking prisoners are being held in the isolation section of the hospital and their health conditions are also very disturbing and serious because of their prolonged hunger strike.

The Commission appealed to international human rights, legal and humanitarian organizations to urgently intervene to save the lives of sick prisoners in Israeli jails and put an end to the medical neglect policy used by Israel against the Palestinian prisoners.