Cancer-stricken youth dies as Israel rebuffs urgent medical referral

Jawdat Ahmed Muflih

A cancer-stricken youth from Jenin’s southern town of Jaba’, in the northern West Bank, was pronounced dead late on Monday evening after the Israeli occupation authorities banned him from getting through to Jordan for urgent treatment.

A PIC news correspondent quoted local sources as stating that over recent weeks the health status of 22-year-old Jawdat Ahmed Muflih had taken a serious turn for the worse.

The occupation authorities rebuffed the patient’s appeals for an urgent medical transfer to Jordan under the security pretext.

The casualty’s appeals to receive life-saving therapy in 1948 Occupied Palestine (Israel) had also gone unheeded by the Israelis.

In recent months, the number of medical referrals that Israel gives green light to has dramatically dropped, leaving patients stuck at border-crossings or in resource-deprived medical facilities both in the occupied West Bank and the blockaded Gaza Strip.

24 Gazans, mostly newborns, died in the besieged coastal enclave of Gaza after the Palestinian Authority, chaired by Mahmoud Abbas, and Israel turned blind eyes to their appeals for much-needed medical referrals.

(Source / 08.08.2017)

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