Nasser Abu Hmeid, 49, a critically sick Palestinian freedom fighter and cancer-stricken serving a life sentence inside Israeli jails, was rushed to hospital Sunday, December 11, 2022 after a serious rise in his body temperature and a drop in heart rate, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
Abu Hmeid has been battling death for several months in the Israeli occupation’s Ramla Prison Clinic, and his health has been deteriorating ever since amid a wide spread of cancer cells throughout his body, with a complete damage of his left lung.
Recently, Nasser has been suffering from dangerous fluids escaping of his lungs. He also complains of a rapid heartbeat, anaemia, a sharp loss of weight, loss of appetite, and a loss of ability to distinguish what is going on.
Last August, the PLO Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Commission said a tumour that was detected in Abu Hmeid’s head was a result of Israeli Prisoner Service’s failure to deal with his health condition at an earlier stage.
The family of Abu Hmeid has appealed to all parties of concern to take urgent and effective action to save the life of their son, as well as on the masses of our people to continue their popular support to pressure on the occupation to release him as he’s facing an imminent risk of death.
Abu Hmeid is one of five siblings serving life sentences in Israeli prisons for their activism in the resistance of the Israeli occupation of their homeland. He has been imprisoned since 2002, and is serving seven life sentences and an additional 50 years behind Israeli bars.
There are currently 4,700 Palestinian prisoners in confinement between 23 Israeli prisons, detention centers, and pending investigation, including 34 female prisoners, 150 children, and 835 administrative detainees.