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Palestinian prisoner dies in Israeli hospital

February 11, 2014 at 9:43 am

A Palestinian prisoner from an Israeli jail died on Tuesday at dawn after spending 20 days in a serious condition at al-Afoula hospital in Israel.

The prisoner was identified as Hassan al-Torabi, 22. He was from Sorra, west of Nablus.

Al-Torabi was admitted to hospital on October 16 2013, after experiencing deteriorating health conditions.

Relatives and human rights organisations pointed out that his health condition had deteriorated after he had been denied proper medical treatment.

He had initially suffered from cancer and an inflation of the spleen, as well as acute internal bleeding of the esophagus.

In a letter previously disclosed by the Palestinians ministry of prisoners’ lawyer, al-Torabi said:

“I have been suffering severe headaches and strange mass swelling in the belly. I went to the prison clinic; they gave me only painkiller tablets. They did not help me. Four days later, I started vomiting blood and went to the clinic again. They did nothing.”

He then fell unconscious and was admitted to hospital. His parents were allowed to accompany him. He was pronounced dead this morning.

Meanwhile, Israeli occupation forces invaded several Palestinian cities and neighbourhoods in the West Bank.

Palestinian sources said that a number of homes had been inspected and seven Palestinian citizens were arrested. No information about the location of the detainees has been released.