Palestinian in Israeli isolation for 2 years forgets 'speech'

A Palestinian prisoner who held in solitary confinement for two years is losing his ability to recall language.

Palestinian in Israeli isolation for 2 years forgets 'speech'

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Palestinian man held in solitary confinement by Israel for two years is losing his ability to recall language and has speech impairments, a lawyer who visited him in jail said Sunday, reported Ma'an news Agency. 

The lawyer for the Palestinian prisoners society said Dirar Abu Sisi, an engineer from Gaza, is suffering from a number of health problems in his isolation cell.

Israeli agents kidnapped Abu Sisi in February 2011 while traveling on a train in Ukraine and Israel later confirmed that it was holding him in a southern Israeli jail.

He was the only prisoner excluded from a May 2012 deal with Israeli authorities to end solitary confinement, according to prisoners rights group Addameer.

The deal, which included several terms to improve prisoners conditions, was made to end a mass hunger strike campaign launched by Palestinian prisoners.

The order to keep Abu Sisi in isolation was renewed for another six months on Nov. 1, 2012.

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