Wednesday, August 22, 2018
News Code : 352179 | Publish Date :2018/6/6 - 16:15 | Category: FORUM

Palestinian teen loses sight in Israeli jails
Preliminary results for tests conducted on Tuesday for Hassan Tamimi, ۱۸, at Shaare Tzedek hospital in occupied Jerusalem showed that he has totally lost sight in both his eyes, rights sources revealed.

Hawzah News Agency (Occupied Palestine) - The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said in a press release issued Tuesday that the direct cause for his loss of sight was damage to the nerves of the eye due to medical negligence during his detention.

PPS attorney Ahmad Safiyyeh accused the Israel Prison Services (IPS) of responsibility for the loss of his sight due to medical negligence.

He said the IPS has stalled in providing Tamimi with medical care since his detention on April 7 despite its knowledge of his bad health condition and calls to provide him with special medical care and food due to his situation.

Tamimi, from Deir Nitham village near Ramallah, suffers from high protein in his blood, which demands that he takes daily medicine and special meals, neither of which were provided by the IPS leading to a serious deterioration in his health during his detention at Ofer military camp and prison near Ramallah.

PPS director Qaddoura Faris described the developments with Tamimi as a crime, calling on rights groups to intervene to put an end to what Palestinian prisoners have to go through in Israeli jails.

 

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