Cancer-stricken Palestinian prisoner’s condition ‘similar to clinical death’

Cancer-stricken Palestinian prisoner’s condition ‘similar to clinical death’
File photo shows a Palestinian holding a poster bearing the picture of well-known prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid. (Via al-Mayadeen)

A well-known Palestinian prisoner’s health condition has deteriorated, amid deliberate Israeli negligence of his situation, to a status that is “similar to clinical death,” a report says.

“The health condition of cancer-stricken prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid is deteriorating rapidly and has reached a very critical and dangerous stage that may lead to his death at any moment,” the Palestinian Information Center reported on Tuesday.

The 49-year-old was first arrested in 1987 during the First Palestinian Indifada (Uprising). Thereafter, he spent his life in and out of Israeli detention centers and prisons up until 1996.

Last time, he was arrested during the Second Intifada in 2002 for “resisting the Israeli occupation,” and sentenced to serving seven life sentences and an additional 50-year jail term.

According to his family, he underwent surgery to remove a lung tumor last…

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