RAMALLAH, Thursday, March 17, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli prison guards today brutally assaulted and beat up Khalil Musa Musbah, a Palestinian prisoner with chronic disease incarcerated in the Israeli prison of Megiddo, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said in a statement.

Musbah is already suffering chronic health problems in the stomach, intestines, and blood vessels, according to PPS, a Ramallah-based prisoner advocacy group. He has been in prison since 2003 and is serving a 20-year prison sentence.

Musbah was moved to the Israeli prison of Asqalan in the aftermath of the attack, the group added.

PPS held the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for any deterioration in the health condition of prisoner Musbah and urged all the human rights organizations concerned, on top of which the ICRC, to intervene to ensure his safety.

There are over 4,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli detention imprisoned for their activism in resisting the Israeli occupation of their homeland.