On Monday, May 16, 2022, the Palestinian ex-prisoner Ihab Al-Kilani died only a month after his release from Israeli jails.
Ihab Al-Kilani was diagnosed with cancer shortly after his release when he reached the end-of-life phase with the disease, which confirms he was subjected to deliberate medical negligence during his detention.
Ihab’s brother, Ihsan Al-Kilani, said that his brother felt severe fatigue two weeks ago, and a significant weight loss. He lost about 20 kilograms in a very short period, forcing him to remain in the hospital, where doctors conducted multiple tests, confirming he had cancer.
Ihsan accused the Israeli prisoner administration of deliberate medical negligence after not informing him nor his family of his life-threatening disease
Ihab, a father of four, was arrested in October 2021 and spent nearly six months in administrative detention without charge or trial, to be later released in April.
He earlier spent a total of four years and a half in Israeli jails in separate arrests.
More than 600 Palestinian prisoners suffering from different health problems are currently held in Israeli jails.
A number of sick prisoners have already lost the ability to speak or to move.
However, many of them did not conduct any medical tests or receive any treatment.
A total of 226 Palestinians died in Israeli custody since 1967. This includes 71 prisoners died as a result of deliberate medical negligence.