Friday, March 25, 2011

Lawyer: Detainee in urgent need of surgery

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian detainee Ma'zouz Bsharat, held in Israel's Shatta prison, is in urgent need of surgery, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Bsharat has already undergone one surgery, but reacted badly to medication he was given which caused him to vomit constantly, the lawyer said.

Israeli forces detained Bsharat in 2003. He is sentenced to life in prison.

He is from Tubas, in the northern West Bank, and is married with three children.