Palestinian detainees were diagnosed with cancer after being neglected and held in inhumane conditions in Israeli prisons. The Palestinian Prisoner's Club visited the Ramleh Prison which has 17 ill detainees in its custody. Two detainees Samy Abu Diyak and Bassam Alseyah were diagnosed during detention with cancer.
According to the report Bassam from Nablus in the North West Bank suffers from leukemia and a cardiovascular disorders and his condition had deteriorated greatly affecting his speech.
Samy from Jenin also suffers from stomach cancer and was moved to Suruko Hospital for examinations after his health also deteriorated. He was held in hospital in fear for his life. In October 2015 he underwent surgery to remove a part of his intestines.
Detainee Alaa Alhamss from Gaza who is serving a 29 year prison sentence suffers from diseased lymph glands. In June suffered from a stroke and almost lost his life.
In November 2015, 'Israeli' authorities arrested 650 civilians including 92 children and 24 women. Ill civilian were also arrested along with released prisoners. The authorities also extended detentions on the grounds investigation was underway regarding their arbitrary arrests.
HRM holds the 'Israeli' authorities fully responsible for the lives and wellbeing of the Palestinians detained arbitrarily. It also calls on them to offer appropriate medical treatment and care for those in need. Lastly it calls for the prompt release of those randomly arrested and held in custody.