Warnings of Israeli medical negligence policy in prisons
The PA committee for prisoners’ affairs warned Monday against Israeli Prison Service’s deliberate medical negligence policy against Palestinian sick prisoners.
The committee warned of a severe deterioration of the situation of 21 sick prisoners held in Ramla prison hospital due to the Israeli systematic and deliberate policy of medical negligence.
It also pointed to the cases of Mutasam Radad and Youssef Noajah as they both suffer extremely difficult health conditions in light of the Israeli policy of medical neglect.
The committee said that the IPS deliberately restricts the treatment of the sick prisoners and deprives them of their most basic rights guaranteed by all international norms and laws including family visits and medical care.
Palestinian prisoners held in Hadarim prison have repeatedly complained of the poor detention conditions, citing insect and rat infestations, according to the committee.
Human rights groups have always warned of Israeli medical negligence policy which resulted in the death of more than 280 Palestinian prisoners in prison or shortly after their release.
(Source / 27.12.2016)