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1,800 ill Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails

Palestinian detainees by Israeli soldiers [file photo]
Israeli soldiers and Palestinian detainees [file photo]

The number of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails has increased to 1,800, the Safa news agency reported a PLO official saying.

Head of the PLO Prisoners and Freed Prisoners’ Committee, Isa Qaraqe, said the most critical cases are those of 20 prisoners who are currently being held in Ramala prison hospital, half are disabled and paralysed.

He said that there are ongoing efforts to highlight the issue of the prisoners’ suffering which, in some cases, continues until their death due to the lack of proper medical care and medicines.

Freed prisoner Bassam Abu-Akar, who spent 12 years in jail, called for an international interference to save the life of the sick prisoners whose life is in sever danger.

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