Sunday, February 6, 2011

Palestinian held by Israel sustains stroke upon hearing of son's death

[ 06/02/2011 - 07:16 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- A Palestinian man held in the Israeli Ramle prison sustained a stroke after hearing his 16-year-old son had died from cirrhosis of the liver.
Two months later, his family has no clue to his whereabouts or medical condition.
The man Fawzi Atiyya Abu Ghunaim like many other Palestinians jailed in Israel has been denied family visits and contact under the Shalit law imposed four years ago.
Abu Ghunaim, a  father of eight, was arrested in 2009 and has since been detained without sentence.
The Wa'id prisoner rights society in Gaza, who the family contacted after concerns peaked, said there are around 1,200 ill prisoners suffering medical neglect. Among them, 50 are in the Ramle hospital and have not received required treatment. Many of them need surgery, but the prison administration has been stalling.