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Health of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails at risk

February 10, 2014 at 11:49 am

Palestinian Minister for Prisoners Affairs Isa Qaraqe warned on Thursday that Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails “face slow death because of intentional medical neglect.”

“Israeli prison services do not offer proper medicines or care for the prisoners,” Qaraqe told the local Palestinian news network “It is a continuous Israeli policy of neglect.”

Qaraqe continued: “The situation is going from bad to worse.”

According to Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network: “Hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners are suffering from serious illness and disease inside Israeli prisons.”

Qaraqe called for the Arab states and the rest of the world to move urgently in order to save the life of prisoners, especially those who are already ill.

“Currently, action has become very urgent because many of the sick prisoners are in serious conditions,” he said.