GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian cancer patient prisoner Yousri al-Masri was transferred on Monday evening to Ramla prison hospital after suffering serious health deterioration. Family sources affirmed to the PIC reporter that al-Masri’s health situation had severely deteriorated which led to his transfer to Ramla prison hospital. The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) refused for five months to allow medical tests for al-Masri who suffers from neck cancer and severe liver pains, his brother Yasser al-Masri said. Although he had remained in Ramla prison hospital for 40 days, al-Masri didn’t conduct any medical tests nor did he receive any medical treatment. Al-Masri’s family had earlier submitted a request demanding his release after he spent two-thirds of his sentence due to his serious health situation. However, the IPS refused to submit the family’s appeal to the court. The family held the IPS fully responsible for Yasser al-Masri’s safety. Al-Masri was arrested in 2003 and sentenced for 20 years imprisonment. While in prison, he suffered neck cancer which led to severe health deterioration. Meanwhile, Salem military court postponed on Monday the court session of the cancer patient prisoner Bassem al-Sayeh to April 21. The court also allowed a doctor to visit him on Tuesday and to check on his health condition. Al-Sayeh , 43, was arrested for allegedly being involved in Beit Furik anti-occupation attack during which two Israeli settlers were killed in early October last year. Family sources said that he was brought to court on a wheelchair as he was unable to move or to talk. Al-Sayeh suffers from blood and bone cancer, in addition to chronic pneumonia and severe heart problems.
(Source / 29.03.2016)