The Palestinian prisoner Sami al-Amour died on Thursday, 18 November 2021, in Israeli jails after suffering a systematic and deliberate medical negligence policy for long years in Israeli jails.
Al-Amour, 39, a resident of Deir al-Balah city in the Gaza Strip, was arrested in 2008 and sentenced to 19 years imprisonment.
During his detention, he was denied family visits despite suffering from many health problems.
He suffered from congenital heart disease, but he didn’t receive any medical treatment.
Al-Amour’s death brings the total number of Palestinian prisoners who died in Israeli custody to 227.
Nearly 4,650 Palestinians, including 34 women and some 160 minors, are currently held in Israeli jails and detention centers.
Five Prisoners on Hunger Strike
Meanwhile, five Palestinian prisoners continue their hunger strike in Israeli jails in protest against their illegal detention without charge or trial.
Kayed al-Fasfous is considered the longest hunger striker as he has been on hunger strike for 126 days.
Family sources affirmed that al-Fasfous lost his ability to speak due to his protracted hunger strike.
The family added that al-Fasfous is in real danger, suffering from life-threatening health problems.
Four other prisoners are also on hunger strike, protesting their administrative detention.
The hunger-striking prisoners include Alaa al-Araj who enters 102 days on hunger strike followed by Hisham Abu Hawas at 93 days, Ayyad al- Harimi at 56 days, Louay al-Ashqarat 38 days.
Currently, Israel is holding over 450 Palestinians in administrative detention, deemed illegal by international law, most of them former prisoners who spent years in prison.
Over the years, Israel has placed thousands of Palestinians in administrative detention for prolonged periods of time, without trying them, without informing them of the charges against them, and without allowing them or their counsel to examine the evidence.