Palestinian detainee Al-Shawamrah in critical condition


Al Ray Agencies | Oct 7, 2013

Hebron , ALRAY- The Palestinian detainee Naeem Al-Shawamrah, 43, from Hebron, is in a serious condition after he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, according to his family.

Al-Shawamrah, a father to two, served 19 years in the Israeli jail and was sentenced to life for  allegedly “involving in resistance actions”.

“My brother is in critical conditions, the disease could reach his heart and lungs. We expect to hear the news of his death very soon,” said Nabil  Al-Shawamrah, the detainee’s brother.

He added that his brother sent a letter from inside the prison describing his condition and calling for help to save his life.

The family of Al-Shawamrah held a solidarity tent where they receive support by neighbors and citizens .

“I want to see my father , whom I have never met , before he dies ,” cries Nedaa Al-Shawamrah, 18 years old, the daughter of  Naeem Al-Shawmrah.

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics a total of 203 Palestinian prisoners have died in Israeli jails since 1967.

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