Two Palestinian prisoners moved to Ramla prison hospital due to critical conditions

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The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) moved Tuesday the Palestinian sick prisoner Bassam al-Sayeh from Eshel prison to Ramla prison hospital after his health condition deteriorated, the PA committee for prisoners’ studies said.

The committee affirmed that the cancer patient Bassam al-Sayeh, 43, was transferred to Ramla prison hospital in a very difficult condition.

He has been arrested since October 08, 2015 and suffers from leukemia and bones cancer since 2011 in addition to severe pneumonia as well as weakness in the heart muscle.

Bassam al-Sayeh, 43.
Bassam al-Sayeh, 43.

Furthermore, Palestinian hunger striker Sami Janazra, 43, has started suffering frequent fainting after he fell off his bed in Negev prison and was taken to Ramla prison hospital suffering from a deep cut.

After visiting Negev prison on Tuesday, lawyer of PPS said that Janazra suffered very serious health problems.

The lawyer was informed that Janazra might be moved to hospital in the coming hours.

Janazra, from Hebron, spent seven years in Israeli jails in separate arrests before being detained administratively on November 2015 which made him declare an open hunger strike 48 days ago.

Many Palestinians have gone on hunger strike to protest the Israeli practices of lengthy solitary confinement and administrative detention — internment without trial or charge — with journalist Muhammad al-Qiq coming close to death earlier this year after he went 94 days without food before Israel finally agreed to his release.

Human rights groups have long criticized Israel for mistreatment of Palestinians in Israeli jails, as well as the illegality of their imprisonment.

Prisoners’ rights group Addameer has documented extensive use of both solitary confinement and isolation by Israel’s prison service, under circumstances the group says are violations of international law.

Many Palestinian prisoners face torture, denial of family visitation, and medical negligence. According to Addameer, 7,000 Palestinians are being held in Israeli prisons.