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Friday, March 24

Israeli court extends detention of Palestinian with kidney failure

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Days Of Palestine – Ramallah

Israel's Ofer military court on Wednesday decided to extend the detention of 21-year-old Mohammed Taqatqa, who is suffering from kidney failure, for eight days to "complete the investigation procedures".

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that Taqatqa, who is being held at Ramle prison's clinic, suffers from serious kidney failure and needs dialysis three times a week.

Taqatqa could not attend Wednesday's trial, in which the court's decision to extend his detention was made, due to his health condition.

Israeli occupation forces about a week ago arrested Taqatqa in Beit Fajjar in Bethlehem after assaulting him with their fists and rifle butts while knowing that he has a serious health problem in his kidneys.