Friday, March 25, 2011

Palestinian detainee suffers stroke

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man detained in an Israeli prison for over 30 years had a stroke on Friday, Detainees' Affairs Minister Issa Qaraqe said.

Qaraqe said Israel's prison administration was responsible for Akram Mansour's life. The 51-year-old from Qalqiliya was detained by Israeli forces in 1980.

The Ahrar detainees' center said Mansour also has cancer, and showed symptoms of a stroke on Thursday night.

Mansour's parents urged Israeli authorities to release their son.