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Health of cancer-hit Palestinian prisoner deteriorating, says group

Health of cancer-hit Palestinian prisoner deteriorating, says group

RAMALLAH, Friday, April 01, 2022 (WAFA) –  The health condition of 47-year-old Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails Musa Sofan, a patient of lung cancer, has recently deteriorated, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said yesterday.

The society added that the detainee Sofan was moved from prison to Israel’s Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, where medical tests showed that he is diagnosed with lung cancer.

PPS said that sick detainee Sofan has been experiencing inhumane detention conditions since he was detained in 2003, including being denied medical care and placed in solitary confinement, which both have aggravated his health condition.

Serving a life term in Israeli prisons, the cancer-hit detainee Sofan suffers from several health problems as well, the society pointed out.

“Despite the numerous appeals by detainee Sofan to get medications and be properly diagnosed, he has received no answer,” said PPS in a statement.

The society noted that there is a very noticeable increase in the number of Palestinian detainees suffering from cancer particularly during the current and past years.

Sofan, who is a resident of the city of Talkarm in the occupied West Bank, is a brother of two other prisoners, Adnan and Mohammed, who have been sentenced for 29 and 18 consecutive years in Israeli jails.

It’s worth noting that more than 600 sick Palestinian detainees are currently held in Israeli occupation jails. Of them, at least 18 detainees suffer from cancer of various types.


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