Palestinian Prisoner Iyad Hraibat's Condition Deteriorates

After the deterioration of Iyad Hraibat's health condition in Soroka Medical Center, his family kickstarted a social media campaign and asked the international and local communities to intervene to save Iyad's life.

  • Palestinian Prisoner Iyad Harbiyat's Condition Deteriorates
    Palestinian prisoner Iyad Harbiyat's family launches a social media campaign.

The family of Palestinian prisoner Iyad Hraibat called on the international community and the local and international human rights organizations to save his life by keeping him in the Israeli Soroka Medical Center instead of transporting him to the Ramla prison. The plea comes after "his health condition deteriorated to the point that he might die at any moment."

The prisoner's family launched a social media campaign in support of Iyad Hraibat under the hashtag #Save_Iyad_Hraibat and #SaveEyad. The family also created a petition on Change.org, calling for users to start sharing on Thursday at 8 PM Jerusalem Time (GMT+3).

The Suffering of Iyad Hraibat

For the past period, 39-year-old Iyad Hraibat, detained in the Ramla prison, has been suffering from urinary retention. The prison authorities have deliberately been neglecting him and not providing him with proper treatment until his health condition worsened, forcing the authorities to transfer him to the clinic.

The Ramla prison clinic did not provide Hraibat with the necessary treatment, as the doctors inserted an artificial tube; a stent, to allow the urine to flow normally. As soon as he came back to prison, Hraibat suffered from serious complications, including an enlarged prostate.

After five days of suffering, he was transported to the Israeli Soroka Medical Center, where on June 21, doctors performed a prostatectomy on him. During the procedure, Hraibat's health started deteriorating, leading to organ failure and requiring the medical staff to put him on a ventilator.

Hraibat is currently facing grave danger, which prompted the Palestinian Prisoners Society to hold the occupation accountable for his life.