Sunday, May 3, 2009

Al Asra Society calls for ensuring medical treatment for an ailing detainee from Khan Younis

Sunday May 03, 2009 00:58 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

The Al Asra Media Center, part of the Al Asra Society for Defending the Detainees, called on Saturday on international organizations and the Red Cross to intervene in order to ensure medical treatment to a detainee from Gaza who is currently in critical condition at the Al Ramla Prison hospital.

File - Image by the Palestinian Prisoners Scoiety
File - Image by the Palestinian Prisoners Scoiety

The Society reported that detainee Iz Deen Al Farra, from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, had a stroke and was moved to Al Ramla Prison hospital, which lacks the basic medical equipment.

Husam Hameed, head of the Public Relations Office at the Al Asra Society, stated that Al Farra is serving a 20-year sentence, and is currently in a gradually declining health condition.

Hameed added that before his stroke, Al Farra suffered several chronic diseases but did not receive the needed medical treatment.

The Society held the Israeli Authorities responsible for the life of Al Farra and hundreds of sick detainees, and called on human rights groups to intervene and practice pressure on the Israeli Prison Administration to stop its violations against the detainees, and grant them their internationally guaranteed rights, including the right to medical treatment.