Due to medical neglect
Freed Prisoner died after 19 years in IOF jails
The Commission for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs announced on Wednesday evening the death of freed prisoner Hussein Masalma in the Istishari Hospital in Ramallah.
Hussain Masalmeh, from Bethlehem, suffered a severe deterioration in his health due to a critical illness which is a leukemia.
The occupation forces released Masalma last February, after spending 19 years in the occupation prisons, when he was diagnosed with cancer.
The Prisoner Club confirmed that liberated prisoner Hussein Masalmeh was dead a short while ago in Istishari Hospital in Ramallah, after going through a difficult period of his life in the Israeli occupation prisons, during he contracted leukemia, and suffered from medical negligence.
The Prisoner Club stated that Masalma, 39, from Bethlehem, had reached a very critical stage, and had stayed since his release from the Israeli occupation prisons in February 2021 in the Israeli "Hadassah" hospital, and he was transferred from there to Istishari Hospital about a week ago.
The Prisoner's Club confirmed that the occupation is responsible for what the captive has reached peacefully, as it carried out the crime of medical negligence against him, which has long and continues to affect hundreds of prisoners in the prisons of the occupation.
It explained that Masalma had faced a deterioration in his health since the end of last year, and he suffered from pain that lasted for more than two months, when the occupation prisons administration delayed his transfer to the hospital, and implemented the systematic policy of medical negligence (slow killing) against him, as he was in prison at that time , until he reached a difficult health stage, and was transferred to the hospital, only to find out that he had leukemia, and that the disease was in an advanced stage.
It added that the current data regarding sick prisoners in the occupation prisons is dangerous, with new cases of tumors of various degrees recorded, especially among prisoners who have spent more than 20 years.
The Prisoner's Club called on international human rights organizations, led by the World Health Organization, to intervene urgently and seriously to intervene to release sick prisoners in occupation prisons, and to send a neutral medical committee.
It is noteworthy that the prisoner, Masalmeh, was arrested in 2002, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison as well as he spent about 19 years.