Commission of Detainees’ Affairs Calls for Release of Dying Prisoner

20 Feb
4:25 AM

The Israeli occupation authorities transferred Palestinian prisoner suffering from cancer, Muwaffaq Arouq, 77, from Barzilai Medical Center, back to al-Ramleh prison clinic, despite his deteriorated health condition.

Commission of Detainees’ Affairs said in a statement, on Wednesday, that Arouq was transferred from Barzilai Medical Center, a 617-bed hospital in Ashkelon, southern Israel, just two weeks after undergoing abdominal surgery to remove a tumor.

Arouq, detained by Israeli forces in 2003, is serving a 30 year sentence, and is one of the oldest Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, Alray reports.

The commission warned of the aggravated health condition of prisoner, stating that Arouq is in need of urgent specialized medical care, calling for his immediate release from Israeli jail.

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