Al-Taj denied medical treatment abroad, refusing visits and medical care

mohammad-tajFormer prisoner Mohammad al-Taj has refused visitors and medical personnel entry into his hospital room at Palestine Medical Center, reported Quds News Network on August 4, 2013.

Al-Taj is a former prisoner who was released shortly after the death of Maysara Abuhamdieh in Israeli prisons, a death attributed to medical neglect. He has been diagnosed as needing a lung transplant and other treatment not available in Palestine. On July 13, after threatening a hunger strike, Al-Taj was told by the Palestinian Authority that treatment would be provided for him in Austria.

Today, QNN reported, the promise of treatment abroad has been broken, without explanation to al-Taj. Linah Alsaafin has written an extensive article on his case for Electronic Intifada: