Ramallah, November 26 – A 36-year-old Palestinian prisoner, who suffered from cancer, died on Tuesday morning in Israel’s Al-Ramla prison clinic after his condition deteriorated, the Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPC) said.
“On Tuesday morning, the 36-year-old prisoner, Sami Abu Dayak, died from cancer in Al-Ramla prison clinic,” the PPC said in a statement on Facebook,accusing the prison authorities of medical negligence.
According to the statement, he was suffering from cancer and received “improper medical treatment” in the hospital, adding that Israel’s authorities would bear full responsibility for the prisoner’s death.
The statement also stressed that Abu Dayak was the second prisoner who had died due to the lack of any medical attention in Israeli prisons.
Israel has been in conflict with the Palestinian Authority for decades and refuses to recognize Palestine as an independent political and diplomatic entity. During the Sixth-Day War, the Israeli forces occupied the territory of the West Bank.