PLO lies that Israel is "slowly murdering" Palestinian terrorist prisoner Nasser Abu Hmeid
Official PA TV News
PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf: “I think that heroic prisoner Nasser Abu Hmeid (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 7 people) – whom the occupation is attempting to abuse by refusing to release him so he will receive treatment in Palestinian or Arab hospitals, despite all the attempts that have been made for this – there is a slow murder [being committed] against this hero (sic., see note below regarding PA libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners) who, with his resolve and willpower, and also thanks to his family, constitutes defiance that influences all the members of the Palestinian people.”
Wasel Abu Yusuf also serves as Palestinian Liberation Front Secretary-General.
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."