Cancer patient in Israeli jails at critical stage

RAMALLAH, Thursday, Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails Sami Abu-Diak, a patient of cancer, has lost a great amount of weight and is no longer able to eat or drink, the Detainees Affairs Commission said on Thursday.

Karim Ajwa, the Commission’s attorney, said Abu-Diak has also lost the ability to sleep and can no longer walk. He is also suffering severe stomach pain as a result of the advanced stage of cancer he is suffering.

Abu-Diak, who comes from the town of Silat al-Dahr in the West Bank, is serving a life sentence, and so far served 18 years in jail.

He underwent a surgery in September 2015 at the Soroka Hospital in Israel, during which 80 cm of his intestine was removed. He suffered a medical error during the surgery, resulting in kidney and lung failure, along with other serious health complications.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency