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Palestinian prisoner rushed to hospital after deterioration in his health

images_News_2013_02_26_taj_300_0Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Al-Taj, from Tobas city, was rushed to the Israeli Meir hospital after serious deterioration in his health condition.

Family of the prisoner, who suffers from several chronic diseases, quoted his lawyer on Tuesday as saying that Mohammed underwent a lung biopsy, which is a procedure to get a sample of suspicious lung tissue, on Monday night.

The lawyer, in turn, quoted the doctor who operated on Mohammed as saying after the surgery that his condition was “hopeless” and that he would only be able to live with an oxygen tube and that there is no hope for his recovery.

Mohammed, who is serving an 18-year sentence since 2003, has been living recently on oxygen tube for 18 hours a day. The Israeli prison authorities’ neglect of his condition led to its exacerbation.

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