Palestinian prisoner suffers from deterioration in his health condition

The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Committee warned of the deterioration of the health condition of the prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid, who suffers from a lung tumor, which exact nature has not been determined until now.

The Committee stated in a press statement on Tuesday that Abu Hamid was returned from the Israeli "Barzilai" hospital to Ashkelon prison last Wednesday, where he refused to stay pending the operation scheduled for next week, in protest against the procedures and restrictions impsed on him. 

The prisoner Abu Hamid was bound by one of his hands and feet to the hospital bed, even during examinations. In addition to imposing heavy and provocative guarding against him.

The Committee added, "The prisoner Abu Hamid conducted several medical tests in the hospital a few days ago. He is scheduled to undergo a surgery next week that will last for 3 hours in order to remove the cancerous mass, as he was informed by the doctors."

The prisoner Abu Hamid is still suffering from a severe cough,  continued weight loss and vomiting, a constant feeling of lethargy, general faintness and an almost permanent rise in temperature.

It is noteworthy that Abu Hamid, 49, from Al-Amari camp in Ramallah, has been detained since 2002. He has been sentenced to seven life sentences and 50 years. He is among five brothers facing life sentences in detention, and their house has been demolished several times by the occupation forces. Their mother was deprived of visiting them for several years.

Source : Safa