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Israel extends detention of Palestinian with kidney failure

Prisoners gesture from their cell Hasharon, an Israeli prison [JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images]
Prisoners can be seen through barbed wires from an Israeli prison, 9 November 2018 [JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images]

Israel's Ofer military court yesterday extended the detention of a Palestinian who suffers from kidney failure.

Twenty-one-year-old Mohammed Taqatqa will spend another eight days in prison while occupation authorities "complete the investigation procedures".

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that Taqatqa, who is being held at Ramla prison's clinic, suffers from serious kidney failure and needs dialysis three times a week.

Taqatqa could not attend yesterday's trial as a result of his health.

Israeli occupation forces about a week ago arrested Taqatqa in Beit Fajjar in occupied Bethlehem after attacking him with their fists and rifle butts.

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