Health of Two Gazan Prisoners Deteriorates in Israeli Jails

Thousands of Palestinian prisoners, many held without trial are in Israeli jails. (Photo: via MEMO)

The Prisoners’ Club said today that the health of prisoners Yousri Almasri and Fadi Nimnim from Gaza has deteriorated because of medical negligence suffered by the Israeli Prison Service.

The club’s lawyer pointed out during his visit to Nafha prison that Almasri, who suffers from tumors in the liver and experiences severe pain, did not receive any treatment, was subjected to several medical examinations in hospitals and clinics and is still waiting for results to be given to him by the prison authorities.

He pointed out that Almasri had a tumor removed in 2013. He suffered from medical neglect in Israeli jail, which made his situation worse.

Almasri is sentenced to 20 years in Israeli jails of which he has completed 13 years. Palestinian human rights groups have asked for his early release, yet Israeli courts have delayed court hearings since last year.

Prisoner, Fadi Nimnim, 29, suffers from severe pain and swelling in his body due to three years of suffering from arthritis and facing medical neglect during this time. He experienced multiple delays on medication which he received only once in March, with the Israeli prison citing high costs.

The Prisoners’ Club said its lawyer had submitted a request to the Israeli Prison Service to treat Nimnim after which he received treatment once last month, despite the fact that he requires weekly treatments.


(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered 501(c)3 organization, thus, all donations are tax deductible.)
Our Vision For Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders & Intellectuals Speak Out