NABLUS, (PIC)– Captive Ahmad Orabi Lahham from the Gaza Strip is suffering from deteriorated health conditions as a result of being shot during his arrest.
Ahmed Beitawi, a researcher at the Tadamun Foundation for Human Rights, said that Lahham was shot by eight bullets during his arrest on August 12, 2005; then he underwent several surgeries to remove five of them, while the three other bullets have remained until today in his body for their proximity to the nerves.
He also noted that Lahham is suffering from severe pains as a result of his injury, in addition to his stomach ulcer, amid a medical negligence by the Israeli prison service.
For her part, Lahham’s mother said that the Israeli soldiers had shot her son during a raid in Mawasi area following the explosion of a bomb targeting Israeli soldiers in the area. “The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) took him to Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva and we had not known anything about him for 40 days”, the mother added.
Lahham had been arrested for the first time by the IOF on November 10, 2001 to serve 33 months in Israeli jails, on charges of being affiliated with Hamas movement and of spying on Israeli military sites, while in his last arrest, he was accused of planning for a commando operation and was sentenced to ten years.
(occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com / 24.07.2012)