[Pnews] Palestinian Prisoner dies of medical neglect in Israeli Jails
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Tue Nov 10 12:15:21 EST 2020
Prisoner with Cancer Dies in Israeli Jails
November 10, 2020
Palestinian prisoner Kamal Abu Wa'ar was tested positive for coronavirus.
(Photo: via Twitter)
Cancer-stricken Palestinian prisoner, Kamal Abu Wa’ar, 46, died today in
Israeli jails following a severe deterioration in his health due to medical
Abu Wa’ar, from Jenin’s town of Qabatiya, suffered from throat cancer. He
was arrested in 2003 and sentenced to multiple life sentences for resisting
Abu Wa’ar was the first Palestinian prisoner in Israeli detention to have
tested positive for the highly contagious COVID-19 last July.
Qadri Abu Bakr, head of the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Commission in the
Palestinian Authority, held the Israeli authorities fully responsible for
the death of Abu Wa’ar, slamming his death as a premeditated crime
committed by the Israeli prison service, which was fully aware of the
seriousness of his health condition and refused to release him despite many
calls made for his immediate release.
Abu Bakr stressed that this crime demonstrates the failure of the
international community and its institutions to hold Israel accountable,
warning that the continued silence on these practices will encourage the
Israeli occupation to continue perpetrating crimes against Palestinians.
The death of Abu Wa’ar brings the number of Palestinian prisoners who died
in Israeli jails since 1967 to 226.
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