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Patient prisoners suffer medical negligence in Israeli jails

images_News_2013_10_30_-1940675208_300_0The mother of patient prisoner Mo’tassem Raddad, who suffers from colon cancer, stated that her son’s health situation has dramatically deteriorated after the cancer spread throughout his body.

During the weekly sit-in in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, she stated that her son is facing death. He also developed high blood pressure and diabetes, in addition to sight and heart problems and he became unable to move his left arm and leg, she clarified.

Mo’tassem’s mother stressed the urgent need for his release due to his difficult health situation.

Dozens of prisoners’ families and factions’ representatives in Tulkarem, protested on Tuesday outside the Red Cross headquarters in solidarity with their sons in Israeli jails particularly the patient prisoner Mo’assim Raddad.

On the same context, Israeli Prison Service (IPS) refused to allow the patient prisoner Leith Srouji, 31, from Tulkarem refugee camp northern occupied West Bank to conduct a medical surgery at its scheduled time.

Srouji family appealed via Ahrar Center for Prisoners’ Studies to all humanitarian organizations and Doctors Without Borders committee to conduct him the scheduled surgery.

Srouji suffers stomach pains preventing him from eating where he was supposed to undergo surgery in two days however the IPS canceled it, the family added.

Srouji, arrested since 2004 and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment, suffers difficult health problems since 9 months without receiving proper medical treatment due to the Israeli medical negligence.

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