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PA libel: Israel implements a policy of “slow murder” against "hundreds" of Palestinian prisoners

“The [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club said that the health of prisoner Tareq Mahmoud Asi (i.e., terrorist active in the PA terror campaign, the 2000-2005 second Intifada; PMW was unable to determine the details of his crimes), 39, from Nablus, who is imprisoned in Nafha Prison, continues to deteriorate while the prison management is repeatedly taking samples of his blood without explaining the reason to him, and without transferring him to the hospital…

In a statement yesterday [Nov. 14, 2021], the [Prisoners’] Club noted that prisoner Asi began to suffer from the illness three years after his arrest, and he began to [have to] cope with the policy of medical neglect (slow murder) [parentheses in source] like hundreds of prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, and this is through a number of methods that the prison management is implementing, the most blatant of which is delaying diagnosis of the illness and provision of the necessary treatment (sic., see note below regarding PA libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners).”



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."