Days of Palestine

Wednesday, May 31

Six Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Prisons Diagnosed with Cancer in Less Than Year

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Days of Palestine – Ramallah

The Palestinian Prisoners Club revealed that six cases of tumors and cancer of varying degrees were recorded among Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons in less than a year.

The club said in a press statement that we are witnessing an increase in cases of tumors compared to the past few years, as six cases were recorded between August 2021 and June 2022 among Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

The club said that the prisoners who were diagnosed with cancer are Nasser Abu Hamid, Iyad Nazir Omar and Jamal. Amr, and the administrative detainee Mahmoud Abu Warda, Musa Soufan, and Shadi Gwadra.

The Prisoner Club added that these six “are among 23 prisoners who have tumors and cancer of various degrees, and the most difficult of these cases is the prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid.”

It explained that about 600 sick Palestinian prisoners in the occupation prisons who have been diagnosed over the past years are facing difficult health conditions, including about 200 who suffer from chronic diseases, and there may be dozens of prisoners suffering from diseases that have not been diagnosed.

The Club warned that the policy of medical negligence (slow killing) constitutes the most dangerous policy pursued by the occupation prisons administration against the Palestinian prisoners, as it contains tools that target the prisoners physically and psychologically.

The Prisoner Club confirmed that the majority of those who had cancer and tumors faced similar detention conditions, most of them were subjected to harsh investigations, and some of them were shot by the occupation before the arrest, or during their arrest, and were held in solitary confinement for years, or in prisons considered the worst in terms of environmental conditions.

The number of Palestinian prisoners in the occupation prisons until the end of last May reached about 4600, including 31 women, 172 children, 682 administrative detainees, 600 sick prisoners, and 551 prisoners serving life sentences, in addition to 214 prisoners who have been detained for 20 years or more.