Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Prison, Suspicions of Medical Neglect Arise– IMEMC News


  • PCHR: Fourth Case in 2019: Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Prison, Suspicions of Medical Neglect Arise
    November 27, 2019 4:36 AM – IMEMC News

    On Tuesday morning, 26 November 2019, Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu-Diak, 36, died at al-Ramla prison clinic. Abu-Diak, from Silat al-Dahr village near Jenin, had spent 17 years in Israeli prison, and was recently transferred to the clinic in Israel due to his deteriorating health condition, having cancer since 2015.

    The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) holds Israeli authorities responsible for Abu-Daik’s death, and expresses its concern that Israeli authorities stalled in providing adequate and timely medical care for the deceased.

    PCHR condemns the Israeli neglect of numerous calls for Abu-Diak’s release, as is standard in humanitarian cases like his, despite knowledge of his ailing health, choosing to leave him to die in prison.

    Israeli forces refused all calls by human rights groups and others to release Abu-Diak, and kept him in custody at al-Ramla prison clinic, commonly referred to as “the slaughterhouse” in reference to the poor treatment and care provided at it, despite knowledge of his ailing health.

    Abu-Diak’s legs and arms were cuffed to his bed. Israeli forces had scheduled a hearing for his release request on 02 December 2019; unfortunately, Abu-Diak did not survive.


    • Jordan Demands Israel To Release Corpse Of Detainee Who Died In Prison
      November 28, 2019

      Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, has confirmed that the Kingdom has officially demanded Israel to release the corpse of detainee Sami Abu Diak, 37, who died in Israeli prisons, and to allow its transfer to Jordan to be buried by his family there.

      The Palestinian detainee carries what is known as a Jordanian “National Identification Number,” which also makes him a Jordanian citizen.

      His family, largely living in the Kingdom, has called on the Jordanian authorities to pressure Israel into releasing his corpse for burial in Jordan. Israeli is still holding his corpse and refusing to release it.

    • Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen In Southern Gaza”
      November 30, 2019 2:21 AM

      Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, Salah ‘Aahed Abu Diak, the brother of Sami Abu Diak, who died in Israeli prisons due to various complications after Israel refused to grant him the urgently need specialized medical care.

      Media sources said the soldiers invaded Sielet ath-Thaher town, south of the northern West Bani city of Jenin, before storming and ransacking the Abu Diak family home, causing property damage.

      They added that the soldiers detained the family in one room, and interrogated them for several hours while violently searching the property.

      The soldiers also invaded Jenin city, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at random, in addition to driving around provocatively.

    • Body of Palestinian Prisoner Sami Abu Diak Released to Jordan
      December 7, 2019 2:25 AM

      Israel, on Friday, released to Jordan, the body of a the Palestinian prisoner who recently died in Israeli custody, due to deliberate medical negligence custody, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported.

      Chairman of the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Baker announced that the Israeli occupation authorities handed over the body of Sami Abu Diak, who died on November 26 in Israeli prison.

      “The Israeli occupation authorities have handed over Abu Diak’s body to Jordan through the King Hussein border crossing following his family’s request,” Abu Baker confirmed.

      He noted that Abu Diak’s body was transferred to the King Hussein Medical Center in the Jordanian capital, Amman; a move that was agreed upon between Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi and Abu Diak’s parents.

      He expressed his great appreciation for the intervention of Jordan’s King Abdullah II and the Jordanian government to secure the release of the ailing prisoner’s body.

      Abu Diak, 36, suffered from terminal cancer, Israel refused to give him compassionate, leave to be with his family, as well as his last dying wish to spend his last days with his mother.(...)