The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs said that the Israeli prison service (IPS) transferred cancer-stricken prisoner Muwafaq Arouk, 77, from Barzilai Hospital to the Ramla prison infirmary with no regard for his serious health condition.
According to the Commission on Wednesday, prisoner Arouk was transferred to the Ramla jail two weeks after he was taken to Barzilai Hospital where he underwent major surgery for the removal of an intestinal tumor and his stomach.
The Commission warned that the health condition of prisoner Arouk could reach a life-threatening stage because of his age and his need for specialized care following the surgery, calling on Israeli jailers to release him immediately.
Arouk, a 77-year-old from the 1984 occupied lands, has been in jail since 2003, serving a 30-year term.
There are about 10 patients in Israeli jails suffering from different types of cancer.