The Commission for Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs stated Sunday, May 21, 2023, that the two Palestinian sick prisoners, Walid Daqqa and Asif Al-Rifai, decided to take protest steps, seeking for better communicate with their families.
The commission affirmed in a statement that protest steps already started today, including the return of meals and medicines, putting pressure on the occupation prison administration to enable both cancer-stricken prisoners better communicate with their families at least by phone.
Moreover, the Commission demanded the World Health Organization to immediately visit the Israeli Ramla prison clinic, calling to save the lives of sick prisoners awaiting death in light of the policy of medical negligence and medical crimes practiced against them.
He explained that the suffering of both prisoners is not limited to the pathological and therapeutic aspects, but also extends to life and personal matters, which makes their continued detention a real crime for which the Israeli occupation leaders must be held accountable.
Israeli occupation authorities currently hold some 4900 Palestinians in prisons, including 160 children and 31 women.