Israa Jaabis, who sustains severe burns, is a victim of the policy of deliberate medical neglect in Israeli jails, said Issa Qaraqe’, head of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners’ affairs.

For years, the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has been procrastinating carrying out an urgent operation for the Jaabis, despite all complaints and demands calling for necessary treatments, Qaraqe’ added.

Al Ray reports that Qaraqe’ shouldered the Israeli government and IPS with full responsibility for the lives of sick detainees,who face deliberate medical neglect by IPS, which refuses their demands of early release despite  critical health conditions.

Qaraqe’ warned of deaths that may occur among sick detainees, as a result of their cruel and dangerous conditions, in light IPS’s indifference to fulfill their legal responsibilities to provide the necessary treatment for them.

On the other hand, Qaraqe’ called for saving the life of the elderly prisoner on hunger strike since 12/25/17, Rizk Rajoub, who is in a serious condition and was transferred to Ramleh clinic. Rajoub staged his hunger strike to protest against arbitrary administrative detention without charge or trial.

There have been more than 1,000 detentions in 2017, between a new decision and a renewal of administrative detention, which also affected women and children, he pointed out.

(image: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network)

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