Israeli Prison Administration Delay treating the prisoner “Nasser Abu Hamid”.
The Israeli occupation prisons administration continues to deliberately delay transferring the Palestinian prisoner who suffers from cancer, Nasser Naji Abu Hamid, 49, to start receiving chemotherapy sessions -12 sessions- leading to the deteriorating of his health condition.
On Tuesday, December 14, Quds Press stated that Abu Hamid had undergone an operation to remove a malignant cancerous tumor in the lungs last October, and 10cm from the tumor’s circumference was removed, for the occupation authorities to return him to the Ashkelon prison before he recovers.
The authority added that “Abu Hamid still suffers from pain from the operation, and has a general weakness in his body, while the prison administration only gives him painkillers that have no effect.”
According to the Prisoners Authority’s lawyer, Abu Hamid recently refused to be transferred to the Ramleh prison clinic (Al-Marrash) for medical test, due to the difficult and inhumane conditions there, and he demanded that he undergo tests at Barzilai Hospital which is near prison.
Abu Hamid, from Al-Amari camp in Ramallah, has been detained since 2002, and has been sentenced to seven life imprisonment sentences and 50 years, and he is among five brothers facing life sentences in detention, whose house has been demolished several times by the occupation forces, and their mother has been deprived of visiting them for many years.
It should be noted that the number of sick prisoners in the occupation prisons is about 550, and the number of those who have died as a result of the policy of medical neglect is 71, out of 226 who have died in the occupation prisons since 1967, according to institutions specialised in prisoner affairs.