The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported that President Mahmoud Abbas instructed head of the Negotiations Department at the Palestinian Liberation Organization to act on the release of a sick detainee imprisoned by Israel since more than 30 years.The PPS stated that detainee Akram Mansour is in a critical condition, and needs to be moved to a specialized hospital.

Mansour, from the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, near Jenin, has been imprisoned since more than 30 years.

He was sentenced to 35 years imprisoned and is currently imprisoned at the Negev detention camp. His conditioned has sharply deteriorated and requires urgent medical care.

President Abbas received a letter regarding the detainees and instructed Erekat to act in order to ensure Israel releases the detainees so he can receive the urgently needed medical care.