Reports: Samer Issawi transferred to hospital

Samer_Tariq_IssawiMa’an reported that Samer Issawi was transferred to hospital on February 27, namely the Kaplan Medical Centre in Rehovot.

Sivan Weizman, a spokeswoman for the Israel Prison Service, told Ma’an that Issawi was taken to Kaplan medical center in Rahavot, but she said his condition was stable and the move was unrelated to any specific decline.

“He’s been on hunger strike for a long time, and medical staff at the IPS decided to move him,” Weissman said. “It’s better that he be in a hospital.”

Palestinian Authority prisoners minister Issa Qaraqe confirmed that Issawi had been hospitalized.

It was previously unclear to which hospital he has been transferred; he has been hospitalized several times at Assaf Harofeh, after being moved from the Ramleh prison clinic. Earlier reports had said he was being transferred to Rambam hospital in Haifa.