"Israel" to hold parole hearing for novelist Walid Daqqa
The cancer-stricken prisoner Walid Daqqa's health is deteriorating, given the systematic medical policy of neglect imposed by the Israeli Occupation.
An Israeli court decided to hold a parole committee to review the possibility of an early release for Novelist and political activist Walid Daqqa, 61, who suffers from an advanced stage of bone marrow cancer in the notorious 'Ramla' prison clinic.
This session comes to review the prisoner’s appeal for his early release, based on the classification that the committee will determine for his case.
Commenting on this issue, the Palestinian Prisoners Club said that if a decision is made regarding his right to appear before the committee, it will take into account his appeal for an early release, and if a decision is made to reject the appeal; there will be legal action taken to dispute the decision.
Last week, Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons began partially closing the prison's interior sections and disrupting life inside the prison in solidarity with Daqqa, shortly after the occupation authorities refused to release him and even barred him from making phone calls to his family.
While "Israel" has been pursuing its policy of deliberate medical negligence against #Palestinian cancer-stricken prisoner Walid Daqqa, a far-right Israeli politician said, according to Israeli media, that he prays that cancer will spread in Daqqa's body.#Palestine pic.twitter.com/4Sq2RacUDt— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) May 31, 2023
Daqqa is currently lying in the hospital, cuffed to his bed, and is in a very critical condition.
Who is Walid Daqqa?
Walid 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.
Daqqa is considered one of the most prominent writers and thinkers of the Palestinian Captive Movement.
Until the end of last April, the number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons reached nearly 4,900, including 32 female prisoners and 170 minors.
As for ill prisoners, they numbered 700 prisoners suffering from several diseases, including 24 prisoners with cancer and tumors of varying degrees.