Fares: The World Health Organization must act immediately to save the lives of sick detainees from medical crimes

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Fares: The World Health Organization must act immediately to save the lives of sick detainees from medical crimes

May 12, 2024

The head of the Commission of Detainees’ Affairs, Qaddura Fares, called on the WHO and all medical associations to act immediately and practice pressure to visit sick detainees in Israeli prisons, against whom the IPS is practicing actual medical crimes, according to political decisions by Netanyahu and Ben Gvir.
Fares said: “ this silence doesn’t make sense, the world is watching these crimes which are committed in public, as the number of martyrs has increased remarkably and sick detainees are kept without medication, thus there will be a real catastrophe at any moment, which will lead to the martyrdom of sick detainees”.

He added “there are recurrent visits to sick detainees in the so-called Al-Ramla prison clinic, as their testimonies are serious and upsetting, and contradict all international norms and charters. All kinds of deprivation are imposed on them in the light of the incapacity and inadequacy of this place. This coincides with the absence of qualified medical personnel to deal with their cases, where this place deserves to be called a cemetery of alive humans “.

In this context, and according to the lawyer’s visit, Fares has been informed of the extent of crimes through the case of wounded detainee Saleh Hassounah, 27, from Jalazon refugee camp/ Ramallah, who is detained since two months and a half. The soldiers tried to assassinate him while being in his bed with his 6-months-daughter, as they shot him in his legs and beat him in front of his family.

Fares emphasized that Hassounah was shot from a zero distance which led to fragmentation in his right leg. He was transferred to Shaare Tsedeq Hospital and remained 52 dqys and had 6 surgeries, in which they implanted platinum in his leg. He needs many other surgeries but the Israeli authorities ignored this and transferred him to Ramla prison clinic. He is currently living with pain and suffering and only given painkillers.