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PLO Libel: Israel committed a “systemic medical crime” against dead Palestinian prisoner "victim" Al-Amour

Headline: “Abu Bakr holds the occupation responsible for the death as a Martyr of prisoner Al-Amour”





“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr held the Israeli occupation government fully responsible for the death as a Martyr of prisoner Sami Al-Amour (PMW was unable to determine the nature of his crimes; Al-Amour reportedly had a congenital heart defect -Ed.), 39, from Deir Al-Balah in the Gaza Strip. He ascended [to Heaven] this morning [Nov. 18, 2021] in the Israeli Soroka Hospital, where he was transferred yesterday, Wednesday, in critical condition, and there he underwent urgent surgery…


He noted that prisoner Al-Amour is an additional victim of the medical crimes (sic., see note below regarding PA libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners)…


Abu Bakr added that all the evidence and data indicates that throughout recent years a systematic medical crime has been committed against prisoner Al-Amour, and that the relevant parties must exert pressure to establish an investigative committee…

The commission noted that prisoner Al-Amour was arrested in 2008 and sentenced to 19 years.”





Libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners - the PA claims that Israel abuses Palestinian prisoners, through medical neglect, medical experiments, and by intentionally infecting them with diseases. However, the International Red Cross regularly visits these prisoners and has not documented or accused Israel of any of these claims. Likewise, lists of demands occasionally issued by the prisoners during hunger strikes - such as during one in 2011 - include no demands relating to these claims. PMW has documented prisoners talking about how they "lack nothing" in the prisons, and that "the worst thing about Israeli prison" is riding in a prison vehicle that has no padding on the seat. When PMW contacted the Israeli Ministry of Health in 2007 regarding PA claims of medical experiments on prisoners, the ministry responded: "Clinical testing on prisoners in prison was never approved, never performed, and is most certainly not taking place at present."