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Ramle Prison Hospital refuses medical examination of sick detainee

The detainee requires periodic check ups as a cancer survivor

Abdel Nasser Rabi

Jerusalem24 – The Ramle Prison Hospital yesterday refused to conduct a medical examination of the detained Palestinian Abdel Nasser Rabi, from Qalqilya. This came two days after he was transferred by armored truck to the prison hospital.

Rabi’s wife says that the hospital is refusing to conduct the tests because the Israeli prison service did not place his name on the examination list.

As a former cancer patient who has had a tumor removed before his arrest, Rabi needs periodic examinations to ensure that his cancer does not return.

Rabi is currently under administrative detention for six months, and had already spent seven years detained by Israel before that.

His wife had called on human rights organizations to take action to safe his life from what many Palestinians are calling “a policy of medical negligence.”


Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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