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Palestinian Prisoner Suffers Cancer

Jerusalem24 – Naji Abu Hmeid, brother of Cancer-stricken detainee Nasser Abu Hmeid, said today that the result of the last image taken of his brother’s lungs at the “Asaf Harofeh” hospital showed cancer returning to his lungs. He also expressed suspicions that the disease could reach his brain.

Abu Hmeid added in a statement that Nasser’s health is critical and is heading for the worse. Nasser currently suffers from dizziness, vomiting, and the inability to eat.  and he suffers during this period from constant rotation, vomiting, and inability to eat.

He pointed out that his brother needed to remain connected to oxygen more than the previous period, which makes it difficult for him to walk except for a few steps.

He pointed out that no date has been set for the resumption of his brother’s chemotherapy sessions, which were interrupted after his health condition deteriorated in the Barzilai Hospital in Israel several months ago.

On the nineteenth of October 2021, Abu Hmeid underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in the lungs and was then transferred back to prison. He was returned to the Israeli “Barzilai” Hospital after his health deteriorated and fell into a coma. After waking up from the coma, the administration returned him to the hospital. The Israeli prison service has moved him to the Ramle Prison Clinic, despite the seriousness of his health condition.

49-year-old Abu Hmeid from the Al-Amari refugee camp in Al-Bireh has been detained since 2002 and sentenced to 5 life sentences and 50 years. His mother was deprived of visiting him and he lost his father during his years of detention.


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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