Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Detainee Dies In Israeli Prison
Nov 11, 2020 – – IMEMC News
The Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Commission has confirmed that a cancer-stricken Palestinian detainee, who also contracted the coronavirus while in prison, died, on Tuesday, following a serious deterioration in his health due to being subjected to medical neglect on the part of the Israeli Prison Authority.
The Commission stated that Kamal Abu Wa’er , 46, from Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, was abducted by the army in the year 2003, and was sentenced to several life terms.
He suffered from throat cancer, and his health condition witnessed a serious deterioration after he became infected with the coronavirus.
The head of the Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, held Israel fully responsible for Abu Wa’er’s death, and described it as a “premeditated crime committed by the Israeli Prison Service, which was aware of his deteriorating medical condition, and denied him access to professional help, in addition to refusing to release him, even after his suffering compounded when he became infected with the coronavirus and required specialized medical treatment.”
Abu Bakr also said that the death of Abu Wa’er demonstrates the failure of various international community organizations and human rights groups, who continue to fail in holding Israel accountable for its serious violations against the Palestinian people, especially the detainees.
In addition, the Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association condemned the ongoing violations against the Palestinian detainees and stated that Israel continues to breach International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Ashrawi: “Israel Directly Responsible For Death Of Detainee Abu Wa’er” Nov 11, 2020 – – IMEMC News
Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) issued a statement mourning the death of a Palestinian detainee in an Israeli prison and held Israel responsible for his death by failing to provide him with the urgently needed medical treatment, especially since he was a cancer patient and recently became infected with the coronavirus.
Dr. Ashrawi stated that the detainee of Kamal Abu Wa’er, 46, from Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, died after being denied access to professional medical treatment, and added that his death is part of the ongoing suffering of the Palestinian detainees, especially those who have serious illnesses and conditions.
She added that the detainees face numerous Israeli violations, including torture, extremely bad living conditions, in addition to being denied basic rights guaranteed by International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention. (...)