Qaraqe: Israeli jails turned into death camps


Head of the Palestinian committee for prisoners’ affairs Issa Qaraqe said that Israeli prisons have turned into death camps for Palestinian prisoners.

Qaraqe pointed out that nine Palestinian prisoners died since 2000 due to the Israeli deliberate medical negligence.

He blamed the Israeli authorities for Yasser Hamdouni’s death, which he said was a result of their deliberate medical negligence. Hamdouni had earlier sent a letter in 2015, in which he launched a cry for help as his health situation had greatly worsened due to the Israeli systematic and deliberate medical negligence.

Qaraqe held the Israeli prison authorities responsible for Hamdouni’s death, saying the casualty was not treated for the critical cardiovascular disorders he had been suffering from despite his frequent cries for help.

He called on PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas to prosecute Israel at the International Criminal Court over its deliberate medical negligence policy.

He also called on the United Nations to form an investigatory committee to check on the sick prisoners’ detention conditions.


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