Palestinian prisoners to partially close prison sections on Tuesday
The decision comes in light of the intransigence of the "Ramla" hospital prison administration in responding to the demands of ill prisoners.
The Higher National Emergency Committee of the Palestinian National Captive Movement on Monday announced that Palestinian prisoners will partially shut down prisoners' sections on Tuesday, as a preliminary message to protest against the actions of the "Ramla" hospital administration against ill prisoners.
A press release issued by the Captive Movement indicated that the decision comes in light of the intransigence of the "Ramla" hospital prison administration in responding to the demands of ill prisoners in the prison, especially cancer-stricken prisoner Walid Daqqa, 60, and preventing him from communicating with his family under flimsy pretexts, as well as the abuse of the prisoners by preventing them from several types of food.
On Saturday, the Waed Prisoners' Affairs Association reported that Daqqa's health continues to deteriorate as he remains bedridden at the "Ramla" Prison clinic as the Israeli occupation rejected, once again, all efforts to release Daqqa, who had hopes of spending his final days outside the prison.
"The occupation's insistence on rejecting all solutions comes in a clear context of vengeance against the prisoner Daqqa and settling their account with him," the Association indicated.
The report highlighted that 17 prisoners in the "Ramla" Prison are currently ill and suffering from chronic illnesses. It added that Palestinian prisoner Asif Al-Rifai has been one of the most serious cases where cancer had spread throughout his body last month.
It is noteworthy that numerous reports touched on the Ramla Prison clinic, which Palestinian prisoners described as a "slaughterhouse", given that it lacked all health necessities and has been considered worse than prison.
A few weeks ago, the Association published a brief update on the conditions of ill prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons, including that of Daqqa.
It warned that Daqqa, whom the Israeli authorities refuse to release, is facing the risk of imminent death after undergoing a lung resection and cardiac catheterization, and his body is not responding to chemotherapy, which was administered very late.
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.