Palestinian sources reported Wednesday that the Israeli Authorities decided to release detainee Akram Oneiter, 25, who will be receiving urgent medical treatment abroad under the condition that he does not return to the country.Oneiter is from Borqeen town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin. He is suffering from several health conditions, including a skin disease and acute infections.
He previously had several surgeries and has platinum implants in his back.
He is detained at the Negev Detention Camp, and is not receiving the needed specialized medical treatment. Oneiter was kidnapped and imprisoned two years ago.
The Israeli Prison Authorities kept delaying looking into his case for several months.
His family said that they rejected Israeli offers to deport him as Israel used his health issue as a bargaining chip, but his gradually declining health conditions left them no other choice.
They added that they contacted several international institutions and eventually Spain agreed to host him for medical treatment.
Yet, Israel kept rejecting to release him and delayed a decision for this regard for three months.
His mother stated that he will be undergoing extensive and lengthy treatment in Spain, approximately for three years, as he needs several surgeries and ongoing follow-up.
It is worth mentioning that Algeria agreed to host him after he completes his medical treatment.
His mother voiced an appeal to Spanish human rights and legal groups to adopt the case of his son to ensure he is allowed to return back home after completing his medical treatment.
According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society, there are currently 7350 detainees, including 34 women and 377 children, imprisoned by currently Israel.
201 detainees died in Israeli prisons due to torture and medical neglect while some were shot and killed after being detained. 76 detainees died in Israeli prisons since 2000.