Elderly Palestinian dies in Israeli jails due to medical negligence | Days Of Palestine
Jul 06, 2020
A 75-year-old Palestinian man from Gaza serving a life sentence in Israel for resisting the occupation has died today of cancer, said the Palestinian Detainees Commission, which in turn blamed his death on medical negligence by the Israel Prison Service (IPS).
It said Sadi Gharabli , from Shajayeh in the northern Gaza Strip, has served 26 years of his life sentence when he died of prostate cancer.
Gharabli was arrested in 1994 and then placed in solitary confinement until 2006 during which he developed various health problems, including diabetes and poor sight and hearing until he recently was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The Detainees Commission said the IPS has refused several appeals to move him to Ramla prison clinic for treatment and left him in his cell causing a serious setback to his health until he was said to be in a coma before pronouncing him dead. (...)