The health situation of the cancer-stricken prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid has critically declined after he has been in a coma last Tuesday.
Abu Hamid’s health became much worse as he has been put on a respirator in critical condition in the Barzilai Hospital, suffering from Pneumonia after an acute bacterial infection.
Abu Hamid, who has been in prison since 2002, has lung cancer and recently started to take doses of chemotherapy after long Israeli procrastination and deliberate medical neglect.
He began to fall ill in August with chest pain. Doctors found and removed a lung tumour.
The prisoner was moved back to Israel’s Ashkelon jail where his condition worsened, after his access to chemotherapy was deliberately delayed more than once.
Abu Hamid is one of five brothers from the same family, handed life sentences by Israel. A sixth brother from the same family was killed by Israeli forces.
Over 700 Palestinian prisoners are held in Israeli jails in dire need of medical attention, 170 of whom are in critical condition.