The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said Sunday, March 12, 2023 that the Palestinian prisoners Asef Rifai, Kamal Jouri, and Omar Abed are currently facing severe health conditions in Ramla Israeli Prison Hospital.
The commission stated, through its lawyer Fawaz Shaloudi, that the Palestinain prisoner, Asif Abdel Muti Rifai (21) from Ramallah, suffers from cancer as cancer cells spread to several parts of his body following his detention.
In addition to the cancer cells in his colon, they reached new parts of the intestines, glands and his liver.
To describe his condition clearly, Rifai’s health is rapidly worsening, and the disease is in an advanced stage that he will start receiving chemotherapy sessions at Assaf Harofeh Hospital. It is noteworthy that the prisoner Rifai entered Israeli jails since 9/24/2022.
As for the prisoner, Kamal Hani Jouri (23) from the city of Nablus, he is moving around in an electric chair as a result of a severe injury he sustained due to his detention as Israeli soldiers shot him, causing damage to the nerves in the pelvic area of his body.
Jouri transferred to the hospital and underwent a diffictult surgery, that doctors couldn’t remove the bullet from its place, as removing it might lead to permanent paralysis.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian prisoner, Omar Bayan Abed (31), from Jenin, suffers from fractures in his feet, which he sustained as Israeli soldiers severely beat him and pulled him on his back, which exacerbated his injury.
The Commission stressed that these cases are only a little bit of a difficult and bitter reality many Palestinian prisoners face inside Israeli jails.
It’s noteworthy that the Israeli prison administration deliberately neglects Palestinian prisoners who need urgent medication and procrastinates in providing the required medical treatment for them.
Prison clinics lack the minimum level of health services, necessary medical equipment and medicines, and specialized doctors, and are almost satisfied with their magical treatment (the paracetamol pill) that is provided for every disease and ailment.