Some 22 Palestinian prisoners with different types of cancer are suffering from medical negligence in Israeli jails, the Palestine Center for Prisoners’ Studies said in a report.
The figure includes prisoners who have spent over 15 years in jails without receiving necessary treatment.
Riyad al-Ashqar, a spokesman for the center, said Israeli authorities keep the prisoners alive just to avoid being blamed for their death in Israeli jails.
Some of those prisoners, however, have in fact died in Israeli detention. Maysara Abu Hamdiya was one of the prisoners with cancer who died in prison as the Israeli authorities denied him treatment and refused to free him, Ashqar added.