The Palestinian prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid, 50, from Al-Amari camp in Ramallah, died in the Israeli “Asaf Harofeh” hospital following deliberate medical negligence practiced by the occupation prison administration against sick prisoners.
Since August 2021, the health condition of Abu Hamid began to deteriorate as he suffered from pain in his chest that turned to be a tumor in the lung, of which about 10 cm from the circumference of the tumor was removed before he was transferred back to the “Ashkelon” prison.
His detention in prison caused him to reach a dangerous stage, where he needed to take chemotherapy, but with deliberate procrastination in treating him, the disease spread all over his body.
Abu Hamid was sentenced to life imprisonment seven times and 50 years. He was arrested for the first time before the uprising of stones in 1987 and spent four months. Then he was rearrested and sentenced to two and a half years in prison. He was released and rearrested for the third time in 1990. The occupation sentenced him to life imprisonment, and he spent four years of his sentence before he was released in the negotiations between the occupation and the Palestinian Authority, however the occupation rearrested him later and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
Over the past months, all legal attempts to release him have failed, and the occupation refused many requests for his early release.
In rejection of the occupation, Abu Hamid had refused a proposal by his lawyer to request a “pardon” from the head of the occupation government to release him, and he continued standing against the illegal occupation until the end of his life.
The occupation authorities continuously violate Article (91) of the International Geneva Convention, which affirms that “a suitable clinic is provided in every detainee, supervised by a qualified doctor, in which detainees receive all the medical care they need, as well as an appropriate diet.”