Health condition of Palestinian detainee deteriorates

RAMALLAH, The health condition of Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails Mohammad Saeed Abu Khader has been deteriorating as a result of Israeli medical negligence, according to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission.

Abu Khader, 34, has been suffering from a kidney failure, blood contamination and high levels of blood phosphor leading to accelerated heart beats, all as a result of medical negligence by Israeli prison authorities.

Abu Khader was arrested in August 2001 and is serving a life sentence in Israeli prisons.

Deliberate medical negligence is a common punitive measure used against Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails. It is one of the commonly cited motivations for hunger strikers protesting the dismal and cruel conditions endured by detained Palestinians.

In 2016, the Palestinian Information Center said that an estimated 207 Palestinian prisoners had died in Israeli custody since 1967, 126 of whom as a result of medical negligence.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency