Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Prisoner society: IOA bans visits to wounded captive

[ 09/09/2009 - 09:57 AM ]

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has held the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) responsible for the life of a wounded Palestinian detainee who is held in an Israeli hospital and deprived of family and lawyers' visits.

The PPS said, in a statement on Tuesday, that the IOA was depriving the family and lawyer of Obaida Al-Qudsi, 25, from visiting him.

The Israeli occupation forces had arrested Qudsi two weeks ago after firing at him in downtown Al-Khalil. He was hit with several bullets in his legs and abdomen and was admitted to the intensive care unit in Shaari Tzedek hospital.

The club appealed to the Red Cross and human rights groups to intervene and inquire about the real health condition of Qudsi.