Deliberate medical neglect as Israel denies Qa’qour required treatment

[ PIC 25/11/2012 – 08:17 PM ]

JENIN, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authorities prevented a medical committee from visiting the patient prisoner Hamza Sam Qa’qour, 32, from the city of Jenin, who is held in Megiddo prison.

Prisoner Hamza, who is sentenced to 8 years actual imprisonment, has suffered a serious deterioration in his health condition while the occupation authorities has been refusing to provide him with the necessary treatment.

The Palestinian Prisoner committee said, in a press statement on Saturday, that after he had lost his eyesight during the investigation, Qa’qour is currently suffering from inflammations in the intestines and glands, and from stomach ulcer, caused by the sanctions imposed on him after participating in the Al Karama mass hunger strike.

The Committee added that he has been no longer able to eat except for milk, while the prison administration is still refusing to offer him treatment.

“Qa’kour family has demanded the prison administration to treat him but it has also refused,” said the committee, calling the Red Cross and the human rights organizations to pressure the occupation to transfer him to a specialized hospital to receive treatment.


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