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Palestinian Youth Goes Blind Due to Medical Negligence in Israeli Jails

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Israeli authorities. on Sunday, released 18-year-old detainee Hassan Tamimi, from the village of Deir Nitham to the northwest of Ramallah, after he completely lost his sight


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fly b (26)
Sunday June 17, 2018, 10:03 pm
Israeli authorities. on Sunday, released 18-year-old detainee Hassan Tamimi, from the village of Deir Nitham to the northwest of Ramallah, after he completely lost his sight as a result of medical negligence in Israeli jails.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) accused the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) of failing to provide Tamimi with the proper medical care and food since his detention on April 7, despite having knowledge about his bad health condition and calls made to provide Tamimi with special medical care and food, due to his situation.

Tamimi suffers from kidney and liver problems since childhood, as a result of a defect in protein absorption. He lives on a specific diet and treatment and the lack of adherence to them causes him serious health concerns.

PPS lawyer Ahmad Safyeh said the hospital informed IPS and Israeli prosecution of its decision to release Tamimi, despite of his need for treatment and monitoring, particularly after he went completely blind in both eyes due to medical negligence against him by IPS.

Al-Tamimi is set to be moved to Ramallah Medical Complex, later today, to continue his treatment.

(Al Ray archive image)

Teresa W (782)
Monday June 18, 2018, 6:36 am
sadly noted

fly b (26)
Tuesday June 19, 2018, 2:54 am
300 prominent global figures accuse Israel of committing ‘war crimes’ .

Israel’s forcible transfer of thousands of Palestinians has been denounced as a war crime by over 300 elected officials, legal scholars, academics, artists, faith leaders and activists from around the world.

The universal show of solidarity to the Palestinians was published in an open letter which voiced strong opposition to Israel’s plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinians living in farming-shepherding communities in the occupied West Bank.

Signatories include 90 members of parliament, many of whom are from the EU and UK parliaments. Other notable signatories include ten Israel Prize laureates, film director Ken Loach, artists Ai Weiwei, author Alice Walker, academic Noam Chomsky and several musicians. Dozens of Rabbis have also signed the letter denouncing Israel for what many would describe ethnic cleansing.

Forcible transfer – by direct physical force or by creating a coercive environment that makes residents leave their homes – is a war crime

the letter states.

Mentioning, in particular, residents facing expulsion from three areas; the Jordan Valley, the South Hebron Hills and East Jerusalem, the letter says that Israel “aims to establish facts on the ground that would achieve exclusive de-facto Israeli control in those areas and eventually facilitate formal annexation”.

“Israel’s plans,” the letter points out, “range from freezing Palestinian development, through minimising Palestinian foothold in major parts of the West Bank, to the destruction and transfer of entire communities.” The plans, they add, are being implemented through “coercive measures” which are listed as: not being allowed to build new private or public buildings; denied access to water grids or to pave access roads; demolitions; threats and confiscation of essential equipment.

After denouncing Israel for committing “war crimes” the letter says that “all people responsible for it – including Israeli prime minister and the minister of defence – bear personal responsibility.”

They also accuse Israel’s high court of “rubber stamping” the criminal policies of the Israeli government. “All it does is also implicate Israeli High Court justices in what is nothing short of a war crime, no matter how much legal formalism is enlisted in an effort to excuse the inexcusable,” the letter concludes.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday June 20, 2018, 12:35 am
Very sad

Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday June 20, 2018, 9:24 pm
Thanks again

Angela J (61)
Thursday June 21, 2018, 10:56 pm

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Monday June 25, 2018, 9:43 am

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Friday June 29, 2018, 12:25 pm
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