Sick Palestinian political prisoners at Ramle prison clinic threaten strike

Palestinian-prisoners-in-the-Israeli-Ayalon-prisonSick Palestinian prisoners at Ramle hospital threatened on Monday to go on an open hunger strike in protest of their health situation, and what they termed an Israeli policy of medical negligence, Ma’an reported.

Hanan al-Khatib, a lawyer for the Palestinian Authority’s prisoners ministry, quoted prisoner Riyad al-Amour as saying that prisoners with serious conditions were fed up with their treatment.

Al-Amour highlighted that starting in December, prisoners will announce an open hunger strike and will not take any medications in a protest against the “Israeli medical negligence policy.”

Iyad Radwan, a prisoner, said that “You do not recognize what is happening in the hospital. … There are people who suffer from chronic diseases. Enough is enough. We are sick of waiting and of the slogan”.

He added: “It’s better to die with dignity.”

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