Palestinian prisoner deprived of necessary operation

[ 24/07/2011 – 09:16 AM ]

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli Negev prison has been stalling to provide Palestinian prisoner Mahmoud Hamdi Shabbana, 38, from Al-Khalil city, with a necessary surgery on his vocal cords, prisoners said, as medical neglect stalks Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s prisons.

Shabbana, who is currently being held without an indictment and previously spent 18 years in Israeli custody, has been diagnosed with a torn vocal cord and has lost the ability to speak for more than a month. Recently, deposits have appeared on his vocal cords.

A prison doctor diagnosed him at first and said he was in need of an emergency surgical operation but said he had to wait his turn.

On Sunday, a former prisoner in Israeli prisons Waleed Shaath, from Khan Younis, died after suffering a stroke just seven months after he was released from Israeli custody.

Sources told a PIC correspondent that Shaath’s death was due to medical neglect that mounted as he served an eighteen-year sentence in full.

Palestinian prisoner deprived of necessary operation.

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