The Palestinian prisoner with cancer, Nasser Abu Hamid, was deprived of treatment in a civilian hospital, despite appeals made by his family, lawyers and human rights organisation to the occupation authorities.
Abu Hamid, 49, from Al-Amari camp, is using a wheelchair, an oxygen cylinder for breathing, and has lost a lot of weight.
Abu Hamid is sentenced to seven life sentences and 50 years imprisonment.
He is one of five brothers facing life sentences in the occupation prisons. He also has a brother who was killed by the Israeli army. Furthermore, the occupation forces have demolished their home many times, and deprived their mother of visiting them for many years.
The health of Abu Hamid has seriously deteriorated since August 2021, as he started suffering from chest pains, discovered later to be a cancerous lung tumour.
He underwent an operation to remove the cancerous tumour in October last year, and two weeks ago he received two sessions of chemotherapy, however, he suffered a health setback, after which he was transferred to the hospital, then to the prison clinic.
The Israeli occupation authorities arbitrarily prevent lawyers and Abu Hamid’s family from visiting him.
Since 1967, the number of sick prisoners in the prisons of the occupation has reached about 600, including 226 who have died in prisons. 71 of whom have died as a result of deliberate medical negligence, according to human rights organisations.
It is worth noting that many sick prisoners suffer from serious diseases, including heart failure, kidney failure, paralysis and cancer.