As Walid Daqqa health deteriorates, 'Israel' transfers him to a clinic
The transfer of Palestinian prisoner Walid Daqqa to the so-called "Ramleh" prison clinic illustrates the Israeli occupation's persistence in his slow and systematic killing.
The Ministry of Detainees and Ex-Detainees in Gaza reported that Palestinian prisoner Walid Daqqa was transferred to the so-called "Ramleh" prison clinic, which lacks the minimum necessities of medical care.
The Ministry further stated that the transfer - which falls under the instrumentalization of medical negligence - affirms the Israeli occupation's persistence in the slow and systematic killing of Daqqa.
It also held the occupation fully responsible for the life of Daqqa -- who was diagnosed with a rare form of bone marrow cancer in 2022 and has since been in dire need of urgent medical attention.
Last week, the representative of the Commission of Detainees Affairs, Abdul Qadir Al-Khatib, said the health condition of Palestinian prisoner Walid Daqqa is worsening, and he is no longer recuperating and responding to his treatment.
Concurrently, the Palestinian Waed Prisoners Association said the Israeli occupation "took a clear-cut decision to execute and kill prisoner Walid Daqqa with cold blood without caring for all the calls regarding his freedom nor his reception of treatment to help ease his extreme pain."
"The health condition of cancer patient Walid Daqqa is at its most dangerous, and he is at threat of dying at any given moment," the group said.
It also called for the biggest nationwide campaign in which it urged the people and the Palestinian factions to participate to save Daqqa "from the horrendous crime being carried out against him in the occupation's prisons."
The Commission of Detainees Affairs warned days ago that Daqqa's situation was deteriorating as he resides in the intensive care unit.
The group's lawyer, Karim Ajweh, said Daqqa "woke up from his coma after being on life support over the past period, but he still suffers from difficulty speaking while suffering from extreme weight loss."
Daqqa underwent surgery earlier in April to extract a part of his lung as a result of severe infection.
A few days earlier, his wife said after visiting him for only a quarter of an hour that her husband was still in critical condition.
Daqqa's wife pointed out that it was difficult for the Palestinian prisoner to talk because of his respiratory condition, adding that the doctor confirmed to the family the seriousness of Daqqa's respiratory condition in particular.
The Palestinian Commission for Detainee's Affairs warned in late March of the serious health condition of the Palestinian prisoner who has been detained for 38 years and who was recently transferred to the Israeli "Barzlai" Hospital due to a relapse in his health.
According to the Commission, Ajweh explained after visiting the prisoner that he was in an unstable condition resulting from acute pneumonia and that his transfer to the hospital was due to his suffering from dizziness and low hemoglobin levels.
The prisoner's family appealed to everyone to "take immediate action to save his life and not let him struggle with death inside the occupation cells, as what happened with martyr Nasser Abu Hamid."
It is noteworthy that prisoner Daqqa has been detained since 1986 and was sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of resisting the occupation. His sentence was later decreased to 37 years.
In 2018, two years were added to his sentence, and a few years ago, his wife, Sanaa Salameh, was able to give birth to their daughter, Milad, after smuggling Daqqa's sperm from prison.