Today, Monday, the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Authority said that the health condition of prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid (49 years) is still very serious, and is becoming more and more dangerous day by day.
The spokesman for the authority, Hassan Abd Rabbo, explained that the prisoner Abu Hamid is still in a coma and in a very dangerous and not reassuring health condition at all, and he is living with the help of artificial respirators, as he suffers from an acute bacterial infection in the lungs. He added that Abu Hamid underwent last October to remove a cancerous tumor, while weeks ago he underwent two sessions of chemotherapy, but a few days ago he suffered a health setback, after which he was transferred to the hospital.
He pointed out that the occupation authorities prevent lawyers and his family from visiting him, under false pretexts. Last Thursday, the Prisoners’ Committee submitted a request for his release, but it has not yet received a response to the request. She also submitted another request to obtain a visitor’s permit for one of her lawyers to go to Barzilai Hospital and closely review the situation of the prisoner Abu Hamid and follow up on developments in his health condition.
It is noteworthy that the prisoner Abu Hamid is sentenced to 7 life terms and 50 years in prison, and he is among five brothers facing life sentences in the prisons of the occupation, and the occupation arrested four of them in 2002: Nasr, Nasser, Sharif, and Muhammad, in addition to their brother Islam, who was arrested in 2018. And they have a sixth martyr’s brother, Abdel Moneim Abu Hamid, and the rest of the family was arrested, and their mother was deprived of visiting them for years, and they lost their father during the years of their detention. The family home was also demolished five times, the last of which was in 2019.
Days Of Palestine – Jerusalem – Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday, rounded up at least 20 Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, according to local sources.
IOF rounded up six Palestinians, including a 17-year-old teen, after breaking into and searching the houses of their families in Beit Fajjar town, south of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.
The soldiers also detained two others, one from Bethlehem city and the other from al-Khader town, south of the city. In Ramallah district, soldiers detained two Palestinians, including a former prisoner, from Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah city.
They conducted a similar raid in Amari refugee camp, south of al-Bireh city, resulting in the detention of another. In the northern West Bank, IOF raided Beita town, which has become a scene of weekly protests against Israeli settler-colonialism and pillage of Palestinian land, south of Nablus, ransacked several houses and detained three residents, including a former prisoner.
In Jenin district in the north of the West Bank, Israeli military vehicles stormed Anza village, southwest of the northern West Bank city, where the soldiers detained one person.
In the Jerusalem, Israeli occupation forces detained three Palestinians from three different neighborhoods of the city, and two others from Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, and another from Beit Anan village, northwest of the city.
Days Of Palestine – West Bank – Israeli settlers on Monday morning, attacked Palestinian commuters heading to Ramallah in the north of the occupied West Bank city, under heavy protection by the Israeli occupation forces.
Local sources said settlers stoned Palestinian vehicles near Beit El damaging, the illegal Israeli settlement, causing panic among the commuters.
Israeli settler violence on West Bank roads against civilians and villages is an almost daily occurrence while the Israeli occupation army, in charge of the occupied territories, does nothing to stop them forcing the Palestinians to demand international protection against both settler and Israeli occupation army carnage.
Days Of Palestine – West Bank – Israeli settlers, accompanied by the Israeli occupation army on Monday, bulldozed large areas of the Palestinian lands near “Yitzhar” settlement, south of Nablus in West Bank.
The Director General of Publication and Documentation in the “Colonization & Wall Resistance Commission”, Qassem Awad, stated that about 50 dunums are located at the bottom of the mountain on which “Yitzhar” is located.
He added that the settlers have recently established a number of settlement units in the area, and are seeking to seize large areas of the mountain lands which belonging to the Palestinians in of Burin, Hawara and Asira al-Qibliya villages and towns, stressing that this area was seized by the settlements decades ago.
Awad explained that all of this comes in the context of land seizure and transformation of the West Bank into isolated compounds.
Days of Palestine – Gaza – Israeli occupation forces prevented the entry of medical devices to the Gaza Strip in light of the suffocating siege imposed on the Gaza Strip since 2007 depriving Gaza patients of their right to treatment the Health Ministry said.
In a statement, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Gaza said that the Ministry held a meeting with representatives of human rights organizations to shed light on preventing the occupation from entering medical equipment and spare parts.
MOH official added that while the world is confronting the new variant “Omicron”, the Israeli occupation is hindering the entry of several diagnostic and medical devices that help to reinforce the health system in the enclave, which is on the doorstep of the fourth wave of COVID-19 new variant.
The Ministry indicated that most of the x-ray machines, CT and MRI diagnostic radiology machines in Gaza’s hospitals, which are vital in diagnosing patients with cancer and strokes, are malfunctioning.
MOH stressed the lack of oxygen-generating devices, which are important devices for ICU patients.
Meanwhile, the patients with kidney failure who suffer due to the deterioration of dialysis devices are also struggling with their lives, the Ministry affirmed during the meeting.
The Ministry of Health indicates that it is in constant contact with international and humanitarian entities, led by the World Health Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has been provided with the reports that prove that the occupation is deliberately preventing the entry of these devices and spare parts.
MOH calls on human rights organizations defending the patients’ rights to redouble efforts and voices pressing the occupier to let these important devices enter the enclave as soon as possible.