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Number of sick prisoners in Israeli jails rising

Image of Palestinian hunger striker Mohamed Al-Qeq in hospital on 13 February 2016 [View from East Jerusalem/Facebook]
Palestinian hunger striker Muhammad Al-Qeeq in hospital on 13 February 2016 [View from East Jerusalem/Facebook]

More than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails are sick as a result of the continuous Israeli policy of mistreatment, Shehab News Agency reported yesterday.

According to figures from the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC), 120 have chronic diseases and 15 others are permanently in the clinic of Al-Ramlah Prison.

According to the PPC, the Israeli occupation adopts a “systematic” mistreatment and medical negligence policy against the Palestinian prisoners.

In a statement, the PPC called for all the international and specialised bodies to put pressure on Israeli jails to provide proper medical attention to the Palestinian prisoners.

Read: Palestinian prisoners suffer ‘brutal’ conditions in Israeli jails

The PPC noted that the Israeli jails are not fit for human life as they do not include the basic needs of a decent life, noting that the Israeli prison services “commit daily crimes against the sick prisoners”.

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