Sick Palestinian inmate dies in Israeli jail after being denied medication

2021-11-18 17:14:31
Sick Palestinian inmate dies in Israeli jail after being denied medication

A sick Palestinian detainee has died as a result of “deliberate” medical negligence in an Israeli prison, said a prisoners group on Thursday.

“The prisoner Sami Al-Amour, 39, from the city of Deir al-Balah in the Gaza Strip has been detained since 2008 and was sentenced to 19 years in prison,” the Palestinian Prisoners Club said in a statement.

Al-Amour had been “suffering from a congenital heart problem” and died “as a result of the policy and crime of deliberate medical negligence" as well as “delay in following up on his health and the harsh conditions of detention he was subjected to over the years of his detention."

The rights group called on all concerned authorities to "intervene seriously to stop this systematic and perpetual crime" against the prisoners.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly held in Israeli detention centers. Hundreds of them have apparently been incarcerated under administrative detention.

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