Tuesday, January 12, 2010

IOF holding wounded child in shackles

[ 11/01/2010 - 11:07 AM ]

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) are holding a Palestinian child in hospital while both his feet and hands are shackled despite the seriousness of his condition, the Palestinian prisoner's association in Al-Khalil reported on Sunday.
It added in a statement that the IOF shot Majed Jaradat, 15, at close range wounding him in the abdomen, hands and feet then took him to Hadassah hospital in a serious condition.
The statement said that Jaradat is held under strict security measures in hospital since his detention on 7/1/2010 and is deprived of family visits.
The association asked human rights groups and the Red Cross to immediately intervene to save the life of the child and to allow his family to visit him.
Meanwhile, the ministry of prisoners in Gaza said in a statement on Sunday that the Gazan prisoner Raed Darabiya, 36, was moved to Ramle prison hospital to undergo his fourth surgery after the deterioration of his health condition.
It said that Darabiya, who is suffering from cancer in his back, underwent four failed surgeries that did not treat his condition properly.
The ministry said that the prisoner is in need of a dangerous surgery that, if failed, could lead to his death or to paralysis.
The ministry said that the Israeli occupation authority is holding 16 Palestinian cancer patients in its jails, and asked the international concerned institutions to pressure the IOA into releasing those prisoners to receive adequate treatment and till then to offer them proper medication to alleviate their horrible pains.