The health of two political prisoners suffering from bowel cancer are declining; it’s claimed by rights groups that their lives are in danger and that they are suffering medical neglect on the part of Israeli occupation prison authorities. SAMI ABU DIAK 36-year-old Sami Abu Diak has been imprisoned by Israeli occupation since he was a teenager in 2002. He was sentenced to three life sentences and 30 years by Israeli occupation military court. Abu Diak was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2015. He has gone through four surgeries and part of his intestines have been removed. He has also suffered from lung failure before the current crisis in his health and ‘a medical error’ is alleged to have caused him ‘serious complications’. Abu Diak is suffering, beyond cancer, from kidney failure, renal failure and skin poisoning. Beyond this has been claimed to partly be him being transported to and from hospitals in prison vehicles, not in ambulances or other vehicles appropriate transporting ill prisoners. According Palestinian Prisoners’ Society he has been denied some of the needed medical care and petitions to allow him to be treated in Palestinian or foreign hospitals (which would demand his release) has been denied. Sami Abu Diak is from the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank. MU’TASIM RADDAD Mu’tasim Taleb Dawoud Raddad was arrested by Israeli occupation in 2006 and was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in Israeli occupation military court. According to different sources, he is either 35- or 37-years-old. Raddad has suffered beyond cancer, which was diagnosed in 2008, from anemia, ashtma, chronic shoulder and joint pain, skin and bone issues and he has also problems with his eyesight. Part of his intestines has been removed as a result of the bowel cancer, but the surgery which was originally promised in 2010 was delayed by several years on the basis of a claim by Israeli occupation authorities that ‘more severe cases’ should be dealt before him. Already in 2013 his condition was describes as ‘very critical’. Now he also suffers from intestinal bleeding which is causing low and irregular blood levels, and his immune system ‘is also very weak’. As a result of his cronic pain he also has insomnia. Mu’tasim Raddad is from the town of Seida in the Tulkarem district of the occupied West Bank.
(Source / 20.06.2019)