The Israeli administration of Ofer prison deliberately delays providing the necessary treatment for the cancer-sick administrative detainee, Abdel Baset Maatan, whose health has deteriorated severely.
Fears for the life of Maatan have increased as he has recently begun to suffer from breathing problems and chest pains.
The Palestinian prisoner Abdel Baset Maatan, 48, from the village of Burqa, Ramallah district, in the middle of the occupied West Bank, was arrested by the occupation forces on October 25, and he had undergone several surgeries before his arrest, during which part of his colon was removed, and it later emerged that the cancer cells have not died out, and that there is a possibility of the disease spreading again.
It is noteworthy that Maata, former prisoner who had spent about nine years in the prisons of the Israeli occupation, was mostly under administrative detention. He is married and a father of four children.
Administrative detention is a decision to imprison by an Israeli military order, alleging the existence of a security threat, without filing an indictment and it is renewed for six months subject to extension.
The policy of deliberate medical negligence (slow killing) had resulted in the infection of many prisoners with serious illnesses, especially those who spent long years in captivity.
The number of sick prisoners in the occupation prisons is about 550, and the number of those who lost their lives as a result of the policy of medical negligence is 71, out of 226 who have died in the occupation prisons since 1967, according to institutions specialised in the affairs of Palestinian prisoners.