Committee: 7 critically ill Palestinians medically neglected in Israeli prison
March 13, 2017 1:48 P.M. (Updated: March 13, 2017 5:49 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners' Affairs has expressed concern over the health of seven critically ill Palestinian prisoners held in Israel's Ashkelon prison, warning of a continuous deterioration of their conditions due to "deliberate medical negligence" by Israeli prison authorities.
The committee said in a statement on Monday that the medical conditions of the seven prisoners was worsening every day.
According to the statement, Othman Abu Khurj has been suffering from liver and kidney issues; Ramzi Barash from heart and ear issues; Nahed al-Aqra from severe pains after having both of his legs amputated; Said Musallam from heart issues after undergoing two cardiac catheterization surgeries over the course of nine months; Muhammad Barash from a leg amputation, blindness, and deafness; while two prisoners, Ibrahim Abu Mustafa and Fadil al-Karki, have been suffering from serious psychological issues.