A Palestinian prisoner and father of nine children has died on Friday in Israeli Occupation custody due to deliberate medical negligence, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
PPS said in a press statement that Ahmad Abu Ali, 48, a resident of the southern West Bank city of Yatta, near Hebron, has died in Soroka Hospital due to Israel’s systematic medical negligence.
“Detained since 2012, Abu Ali, was sentenced to 12 years in imprisonment. He only had two years left before his release. Throughout his imprisonment, he suffered from several diseases, chronic heart problems, and diabetes,” the statement read.
According to the PPS, the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), which administers prisons and detention facilities, deliberately delayed providing him with the necessary treatment, conducting medical examinations, and following up on his health status, which led to his death today.
During his imprisonment, Abu Ali was denied the chance to attend the funeral processions of his own parents.
PPS held the Israeli occupation authorities fully responsible for Abu Ali’s death and for the fate of all the sick and wounded prisoners inside Israeli jails, saying that what happened with Abu Ali is yet another crime to be added to a long track record of crimes committed by the occupation.
PPS slammed the deliberate medical negligence as being the most prominent and dangerous of Zionist tools used against prisoners, calling it the main reason behind the death of many prisoners during the past few years.