Palestinian prisoner Mohammad Rimawi transferred to hospital

The Palestinian Information Centre reported on Tuesday September 11 that the occupation authorities transferred the prisoner Mohammad Rimawi to Hadassah hospital following deterioration in his health condition.

Wa’ed association for prisoners and ex-prisoners pointed in a press statement that the prisoner Mohammad Rimawi, who was held in Nafha prison, was transferred to Hadassah hospital after his health deteriorated.

Rimawi has been serving a life sentence on charge of participating in the assassination of Israeli minister Rehavam Zeevi.

The association added that he was taken to the hospital in a critical condition, as he was suffering serious shortness of breath and accused the occupation authorities of deliberately neglecting his treatment causing him serious deterioration in his health, as Wa’ed said.

It demanded the World Health Organization and the humanitarian and human rights organizations to intervene “to stop the criminal occupation practices against the patient prisoners and to put pressure on Israel to force it to provide the appropriate medical care for them.”

On August 31, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine “warned…that the occupation government is fully responsible for the life of Comrade Mohammad Rimawi, imprisoned in the Nafha occupation prison….The PFLP warned of consequences for concealing the worsening of his health as a result of medical negligence practiced against him and the inhumane conditions suffered in the prisons of the occupation. The Front called for a wider movement of solidarity on popular and official levels with the imprisoned leader, to save his life under threat at every moment.”