Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Palestinian dies of wounds inflicted by rubber-coated metal bullet four years ago

Palestinian medical sources have reported that Rami Bajes Az-Zilbany, 27 years of age, died of wounds suffered four years ago during clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers invading the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Zilbany, from the Shu’fat refugee camp in occupied East Jerusalem, was shot by a rubber-coated metal bullet to the heart causing hemorrhaging leading to heart valve malfunction, and went through four surgeries.

He spent his last few years between hospitals due to ongoing complications.

Doctors eventually told him that the only solution to his issue is a heart transplant, but he died before a heart transplant was possible. more

Palestinian prisoners protest death of inmate, 20 injured

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Twenty Palestinian prisoners were injured on Tuesday after Israeli forces suppressed a protest following the death of inmate Hassan Turabi, who died Tuesday morning at Afula Medical Center.

Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails declared a day of mourning for Turabi and sent back meals provided by the Israeli Prison Service, the PA Ministry of Prisoners said.

Prisoners also refused to take daily breaks in the prison yard.

Israeli prison guards attacked detainees in Megiddo prison who were protesting Turabi's death, injuring at least 20 detainees, the PA Ministry of Prisoners said.

Detainees being held in Nafta jail launched a two-day hunger strike in response to the death, while lawyers who work for the PA Ministry of Prisoners boycotted Israeli courts in protest against Israel's "systematic" medical negligence.

The PLO on Tuesday released a statement calling for an international investigation into the conditions of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. more

Young Palestinian prisoner dies in Israeli jail

NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Palestinian prisoner Hasan Turabi, 22, from a Nablus-area village died Tuesday morning at Afula Medical Center in northern Israel, according to local Palestinian sources.

Sources from the village of Sarra in the northern West Bank told Ma'an that the Israeli prison service officially notified Turabi’s family of his death.

Turabi, according to lawyer Hiba Masalha of the Palestinian ministry of prisoners affairs, was suffering from leukemia. She warned recently that he was in real danger after a blood vessel burst.

She added that Turabi was vomiting blood and was moved to the intensive care unit where medics found that he had blood clots in the neck, the chest and the abdomen.

Israeli forces had transferred Turabi from Megiddo prison to Afula Medical Center for medical treatment.

Palestinian minister of prisoners' affairs Issa Qaraqe responded to the report saying that Israeli prison service is responsible for the death of Turabi and accusing them of "negligence." more