#PalHunger: Israeli jailers prevent Red Cross official from visiting Barghouthi

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RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli jailers on Saturday barred the Red Cross representative from visiting Jordanian hunger striker Abdullah Barghouthi in Afula hospital.

Lawyer Hanan Al-Khatib stated that the Red Cross representative tried several times to enter Afula hospital to visit Barghouthi, but his attempts to see him failed.

Khatib added that the jailers also banned his wife and kids from visiting him, while the Israeli police detained his sister-in-law and her husband when they tried to get into the hospital.

She said that the Israeli doctors decided on Saturday to perform surgery on his left hand because of a blood clot in its veins, but they put it off for fear of health complications.

She added that the doctors are still unable to insert glucose injections into his veins because his body rejected them and swellings appeared in his arms.

The lawyer also said that Barghouthi became unable to receive anything except some liquid painkillers given to him through mouth, noting that he are still being shackled to his bed.

In a related context, Tadamun foundation for human rights said that a meeting took place two days ago in Ofer jails between senior Palestinian prisoners and Israeli intelligence officers to discuss the issue of the Jordanian hunger strikers in Israeli jails.

Lawyer of the foundation Mohamed Al-Abed quoted prisoner Mohamed Sabha as saying that the intelligence officers told them clearly during the meeting that it is impossible to release any of the Jordanian prisoners who are serving life sentences, especially prisoner Abdullah Al-Barghouthi, even if they die in jail.

Sabha added that the intelligence officers affirmed that this decision was issued by the upper political and security echelons of the Israeli government.

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Report: Published by Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights | June 26, 2012

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