Two prisoners in critical health conditions, a third on hunger strike

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Two Palestinian prisoners, Mohammad Abrash and Omar Akkawi, are suffering critical health conditions in Israeli jails in light of the continuation of the Israeli prison administration’s procrastination in providing medical treatment for captives. Palestinian Prisoners Society said on Thursday that detainee Abrash, 33, from al-Amari refugee camp, complains of loss of vision and partial hear loss. Besides, he has one of his legs amputated due to  a severe injury at the hands of Israeli forces who shot him at arrest time in 2000.  He needs to undergo surgeries in the eye, ear as well as in his leg. He is held in Eshel jail and sentenced to three life-imprisonments and additional 35 years.   As for captive Akkawi, from Tulkarem, he suffers urine bleeding and enlarged prostate. He is in urgent need of treatment. He has been arrested since 2002 and sentenced to 25 years and detained in Raymond jail. In a similar context, a third Palestinian prisoner, Wisam al-Heimouni, has been on hunger strike for 15 days in Megiddo jail in protest at his administrative detention without trial or charge.  The Society also stated on Thursday that captive Heimouni, 36, from al-Khalil, was previously arrested for five times. The last arrest was on December 24, 2015 under administrative detention for four months.

(Source / 29.01.2016)

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