[Pnews] Israeli Prison Service to Stop Providing Medication for Palestinian Prisoners

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Wed Jun 17 14:56:09 EDT 2015


  Israeli Prison Service to Stop Providing Medication for Detainees

author Wednesday June 17, 2015 18:40author by IMEMC News & Agencies
*http://www.imemc.org/article/71976*

    Minister of detainees and ex-detainees affairs committee, Issa
    Qaraqe, says that the Israeli prison administration has decided to
    stop providing Palestinian prisoners with medication, under the
    pretext of an allegedly insufficient budget.

Qaraqe told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency that prison service 
informed detainees that they have to buy their medicine from their 
private funds.

Israel’s Manual on the Laws of War (1998) provides that, “Prisoners must 
be administered proper medical care, at the expense of the detaining 
State and a monthly follow-up examination must be made of each 
detainee’s state of health. It is incumbent on the detaining State to 
provide the prisoners with sufficient food, drink and clothing,” 
reported the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Article 10 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 
(ICCPR) requires treating “All persons deprived of their liberty (with) 
humanity and respect for the inherent dignity of the human person.”

Geneva’s Common Article 3 requires “humane treatment for all persons in 
enemy hands, specifically prohibit(ing) murder, mutilation, torture, 
cruel, humiliating and degrading treatment (and) unfair trial(s).”

To be noted, Palestinian prisoners detained in Israeli jails are 
subjected to a systematic policy of medical negligence by the prisons 
administration, further worsening their already precarious health 
conditions.

According to Addameer 
<http://www.imemc.org/newswire?search_text=Addameer&button=Search+%3E%3E> Prisoner 
Support and Human Rights Association, “Israeli authorities are 
responsible for prisoners regularly neglect their duties to provide 
medical support for Palestinian prisoners in their care, as required by 
the Geneva Conventions.”

According to the Global Research website, “Treatment is often inadequate 
and is delivered after substantial delays. Often medication is limited 
to over-the-counter pain killers.”

It said, since 1967, dozens of Palestinian prisoners died from medical 
neglect, many of whom painfully over a prolonged period, which is a 
crime against humanity by all standard.

The number of sick prisoners detained in Israeli jails has reached 1500, 
of whom 80 prisoners are suffering from serious health problems and do 
not receive the necessary treatment; they suffer from malignant 
diseases, paralysis, and disabilities, in addition to cases of mental 
illness and neurological disorder.
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