PLO lie: Palestinian prisoners "face a slow death on a daily basis and the Israeli prison management commits many medical violations
Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ [Affairs]: 13 sick prisoners are suffering from two things at the Ramle clinic”
“The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs said that the sick and wounded prisoners inside the so-called Ramle clinic, whose number currently stands at 14 prisoners, are suffering from two things, because they are facing a slow death on a daily basis and the prison management is not giving consideration to their situation, is committing many medical violations, and is leaving them to suffer from pains.
The commission explained that most of the sick prisoners who are in the Ramle clinic are suffering from chronic and most severe illnesses, such as cancer and heart disease.”
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."