There are intentions to kill prisoner Daqqa, Prisoners' Ministry says
The Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs and ex-prisoners says the Israeli occupation's government intends to kill cancer-stricken prisoner Walid Daqqa.
The statements made by Israeli Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir about the case of cancer-stricken prisoner Walid Daqqa underline that the occupation intends to kill the prisoner and reflect the atrocities committed by the Israeli occupation through medical neglect against prisoner Daqqa and hundreds of other sick prisoners, the Palestinian Prisoners' and ex-prisoners Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.
Ben-Gvir and his fascist government are leading an unprecedented brutal campaign against Palestinian prisoners, and they are carrying out the death penalty through systematic policies and practical measures aimed at getting the prisoners sick and then letting them die slowly, the ministry underlined.
Prisoner Daqqa will be subjected to an assassination attempt similar to what the martyr prisoner Khader Adnan was subjected to in the occupation's prisons, the spokesperson of the Palestinian prisoners' media office, Hazen Hasanein, warned following Ben-Gvir's statement.
The far-right Israeli Police Minister had underlined that Daqqa's life "must end behind bars."
The spokesperson for the Muhjat Al-Quds prisoners' affairs foundation, Mohammad Al-Shaqaqi, said Ben-Gvir's statement regarding the prisoner accurately showed the occupation's policy of slowly killing prisoners and committing crimes against them.
Finally, he called on all humanitarian institutions concerned with human rights to intervene immediately and urgently to save the lives of sick prisoners in the Israeli occupation's prisons.
The Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees announced on Monday that Daqqa was urgently transferred to "Assaf Harofeh" Hospital.
Last week, Palestinian prisoners carried out a one-day hunger strike to demand the release of the cancer-stricken prisoner amid the continued deterioration of his health condition.
The Palestinian Prisoners Information Office said Daqqa is still suffering from a deteriorating health condition.
The office pointed out that the Israeli occupation pursues its crime of slow killing against Daqqa, 60, from the town of Baqa Al-Gharbia in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948.
A couple of weeks ago, the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees and Ex-Detainess in Gaza considered that the transfer of Daqqa to the "Ramla" prison clinic, in light of his critical health condition, confirms the occupation's insistence on its continuous crime of killing the prisoner in a slow and systematic manner.
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 Association pointed out that the prisoner needs intensive health follow-up after he underwent an operation to extract part of his lung as a result of severe infection.
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.
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