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Commission says two Palestinian prisoners are critically ill


RAMALLAH, Monday, September 02, 2019 (WAFA) - The Detainees and Ex Detainees Commission warned today that two Palestinians held in Israeli jails are critically ill and one of them may die.

Commission director, Qadri Abu Bakr, told WAFA that Sami Abu Diak and Bassam Sayeh  suffer serious deterioration in their health and that one of them may die at any time.

Abu Diak,33, from the northern West Bank city of Jenin who is serving a life sentence for resisting the Israeli occupation, suffers from multiple diseases, including skin poisoning, kidney failure and a large part of his colon was removed. He recently has lost  the ability to drink or eat.

Sayeh, who is also serving a life sentence, is suffering from blood cancer.

“Abu Diak and Sayeh live today on very strong painkillers and they cannot stand or eat. Their bodies do not respond to drugs and they have difficulty talking,” said Abu Bakr. “Their situation, according to what we hear, is critical, particularly Sayeh whose situation is getting very critical.”

Palestinians have accused the Israeli authorities of failing to provide proper medical treatment or even delay treatment to ill prisoners causing as a result deterioration in their health.

The Prisoners Commission said Israeli’s measures against ill Palestinian prisoners violate international law and are an assault on their rights, demanding international and human rights organization to pressure the Israeli authorities into releasing them to receive proper medical treatment in order to save their life.


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