The Palestinian Commission for Prisoners said on Monday that 53-year-old prisoner Riyad Al-Amor from Bethlehem requires an open-heart operation.
Following the visit of its legal representative Karim Ajwa to the Ashkelon prison, the Commission reported that Al-Amour had gone through three blood tests last week and will have more in the coming two days.
The clinic doctor said that he had an issue with his blood, with his hemoglobin readings displaying inconsistencies, as well as having difficulties with an internal cardiac valve, necessitating an open-heart surgery – his second such procedure, since the first was done in 2010.
Al-Amour must take six different kinds of medication daily, including Anticoagulants, hypertension medication, stomach and vitamin supplements, Diuretics, and something to address his cystitis. He additionally needs to stick to specific kinds of food that are in line with his health conditions, and is barred from consuming fish, meat, and chicken.
In 2002, Al-Amour was apprehended and given eleven life sentences.
He was put through a tenacious and extensive investigation, which caused him to lose hearing in one of his ears.
Beginning from the time of his incarceration, he was at the receiving end of medical negligence.
For seven years, he was held in the Ramle prison hospital. In addition, he was denied the chance to say goodbyes to his parents who died while he was in jail.