Wednesday, April 15, 2009

27 detainees in Al Ramla prison hospital without proper treatment

Thursday April 16, 2009 02:27 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

A legal group in defense of the Palestinian detainee reported that there are 27 detainees who are living in Al Ramla Prison hospital that lacks the basic equipment, while the detainees are not receiving proper treatment.

Image reprinted by Palestine-Info
Image reprinted by Palestine-Info

The “International Solidarity Institute” issued on Wednesday a report marking April 17 The Palestinian Prisoners Day, and said that there are several sick detainees who were sentenced to high terms and are being “bargained” to provide the Israeli security devices with information in exchange for receiving medical treatment, the Palestine Information Center reported.

The institute said that detainee Akram Salama is in need for immediate medical attention but is not relieving it.

Salama was kidnapped on May 29, 1995, and was sentenced to thirty years imprisonment.

Five detainees are suffering from Paraplegia after as they were shot by the army before they were arrested.

The five are;

1. Mohammad Mustafa Abdul-Aziz, was shot and kidnapped on July 1 2000, and was sentenced to 12 years.

2. Mansour Moqadi, kidnapped on July 2 2000, and was sentenced to one life-term.

3. Khalid Jamal Al Shaweesh kidnapped on May 25, 2008, and was sentenced to four life-terms.

4. Ashraf Abu Dreibi’, kidnapped on May 14 2006 and was sentenced to 6.5 years.

5. Othman Jamal Khalily, kidnapped on July 2 2008.

The Palestinian Ministry of Detainees reported that there are 550 detainees who need surgeries, 170 suffering from serious illnesses such as Cancer, heart and vein problems, Kidney diseases, and 17 more detainees who use wheelchairs or crutches.

The Ministry added that eighty detainees have diabetes, and 45 still have bullet fragments in their bodies as they were shot before they were kidnapped or were shot during their arrest.

Also, the Palestinian center for prisoners’ studies reported that the health condition of female detainee Raja’ Al-Ghoul, who has been held and interrogated in Israeli occupation prisons for almost 17 days, is gradually deteriorating.

Israel is still holding captive more than 10500 detainees, including 87 women and 300 children.

Furthermore, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported that in 72 Palestinian detainees died in Israeli prisons during the Al Aqsa Intifada which started in late September 2000, and that the total number of detainees who died in Israeli prisons arrived to 195.