|[ 09/10/2011 - 05:44 PM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)-- Dr. Basem Naim, the health minister in Gaza, has warned of imminent danger threatening the lives of Palestinian captives in Israeli occupation jails as a result of the deliberate medical neglect of their health conditions.
He told a sit-in staged by families of those prisoners held in in front of the Red Crescent offices in Gaza city on Sunday that many of those detainees suffer from chronic disease such as kidney failure and cancer without any proper care being accorded to them on the part of the prison administrations.
The minister said that his government gives top priority to the issue of those prisoners in view of the growing harassment against them on the part of the Israeli prison authority, adding that the government was rallying international support for this issue.
Naim told the rally, held in solidarity with the prisoners who have been on hunger strike for the past two weeks, that the Palestinian people were unanimous in backing the issue of those prisoners.