Friday, April 24, 2009

MP Haj: Palestinian prisoners especially patients live in very harsh conditions

[ 23/04/2009 - 02:58 PM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)-- MP Ahmed Al-Haj, who was released from Israeli jails on Wednesday, said that the Palestinian prisoners live in very harsh incarceration conditions especially the patients who suffer a lot as a result of the policy of medical neglect pursued by the prison administrations.

MP Haj told the Palestinian center for the defense of prisoners after his release that the number of ill prisoners is on the rise and their health conditions deteriorate everyday.

He added that the bad detention conditions in Israeli jails caused different diseases to many prisoners who were not ill, pointing out that he and PLC speaker Aziz Dweik were among the prisoners who suffered from this Israeli policy.

The lawmaker noted that Israel does not only practice the policy of medical neglect, but also deliberately increases the suffering of patients in its jails such as transferring them to hospitals by armored vehicles instead of ambulances.

The MP also pointed to the policy of administrative detention and the decision to impose the orange uniform on prisoners, saying that such repressive actions are aimed to break the morale of the Palestinian prisoners and undermine their steadfastness.

He called on human rights and legal organizations to intervene to stop the Israeli serious violations committed against the Palestinian prisoners.