GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, on Tuesday mourned the death of the Palestinian detainee Sami Abu Diak, 36, in Israeli jail due to cancer and deliberate medical negligence.
Hamas in an official statement held the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for Abu Diak’s death which resulted from harsh detention conditions, maltreatment and denial of medical care.
Hamas said that the deliberate medical negligence policy pursued against sick prisoners in Israeli jails is a crime against humanity that blatantly violates all international laws and conventions.
The Palestinian resistance group called on concerned international organizations to intervene to ensure the safety of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails especially those suffering from illnesses and health problems.
Raafat Nasif, a Hamas leader, said in press statements that five Palestinian detainees have died while in Israeli custody due to torture or medical neglect since the beginning of 2019.
He called on local and international human rights organizations to exert more efforts toward holding Israel accountable for its crimes against Palestinian political prisoners.