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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.)
(File)
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.

Rights groups have widely condemned Israel for a "deliberate policy of neglect" of Palestinian prisoners, while Israeli doctors have also been accused of condoning the mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners in solitary confinement, in a violation of medical ethics and international law that could amount to torture.
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