Days of Palestine

Friday, March 24

3 detainees in life-threatening condition due to medical neglect

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The health condition of three Palestinian detainees has gravely deteriorated due deliberate medical negligence by the Israel Prison Service.

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission in a report released on Wednesday said that the Palestinian prisoner Mwaffaq Arrouq, 76, is suffering from stomach and liver cancer and his life is at stake.

The commission said that Arrouq is in urgent need of chemotherapy sessions but the Israel Prison Service in Negev jail is preventing that.

The second detainee is Amal Taqatqa, 25, who was injured by three live bullets during her arrest in 2014.

Taqatqa cannot stand for long hours because of her injured leg whose condition is getting worse each new day. Taqatqa needs a specialist orthopedic doctor, but the Israel Prison Service at Damon jail does not provide her the necessary treatment.

Rawan Samhan, 26, who is also held in Damon  jail, suffers from anemia which causes her headaches and constant dizziness and she needs urgent medical follow-up.

The commission said that it receives daily statements trough prisoners who are suffering from medical negligence in Israeli jails.