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Israel ignoring Palestinian prisoner's urgent need for treatment

Palestinian prisoner Iyad Haribat [AhmadReida/Twitter]
Palestinian prisoner Iyad Haribat [AhmadReida/Twitter]

Israel Prison Services (IPS) continues to ignore Palestinian prisoner Iyad Haribat's need for medical treatment, human rights groups have said.

Thirty-nine-year-old Haribat was detained in 2002 and sentenced to life imprisonment and has been deliberately denied adequate medical treatment for his urinary retention. He also suffers from a neurological disease that causes him to tremble from time to time, affecting his ability to move normally.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner's Club, Haribat needs urgent surgeries and extensive care for his wounds.

"The decision of the IPS to transfer the prisoner Iyad Hraibat to the clinic of Al Ramla Prison is a crime against him," the organization said.

The Commission for Detainees and Ex-Prisoners' Affairs said Haribat "cannot stand on his feet and Israeli doctors have attached him with a colostomy bag  and a catheter, and he is in dire need of continuous medical follow-up to his condition."

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