44 Palestinian detainees suffer cancer in Israeli jails

According to Palestinian figures, nearly 4,800 Palestinians -- including 14 women -- remain jailed in Israeli detention facilities.

44 Palestinian detainees suffer cancer in Israeli jails

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least 44 Palestinian prisoners currently languishing in Israeli jails suffer from cancer, a former inmate said Monday.

The cancer sufferers are among 1,200 Palestinian prisoners with illnesses who remain detained by Israel, Ahmed al-Faleet, head of the non-governmental Free Prisoners' Society, told dozens of relatives of Palestinian detainees holding a rally outside the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in Gaza City.

"Palestinian prisoners still live under difficult conditions in Israeli jails," al-Faleet said, accusing Israeli prison authorities of deliberately neglecting Palestinian prisoners who need medical attention.

Protesting relatives held Palestinian flags and photos aloft of their jailed loved ones.

"Our prisoners are in danger," read one banner. "Where are the human rights organizations?" read another.

Every Monday, detainees' relatives hold weekly protests outside the ICRC office in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners.

According to Palestinian figures, nearly 4,800 Palestinians -- including 14 women -- remain jailed in Israeli detention facilities.

Last Mod: 30 Eylül 2013, 23:55
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