Friday, May 27, 2011

Rights group: Family appeals for detainee's release

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- The family of a Palestinian man detained in Israel on Friday appealed for his immediate release on medical grounds, a prisoners' center said.

Israeli forces detained Zamel Shalouf in 2008 and sentenced him to 15 years. He is being held in Ishel prison in southern Israel.

Shalouf, 31, was treated for a skin disease at Soroka Medical Center but has not responded to medication, his family told the center.

He cannot move his left hand and requires surgery, relatives added.