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Fatah libel: Palestinian prisoners are "suffering deliberate medical neglect by Israel"

Official PA TV program The Supreme Authority





Spokesman of the Fatah Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Nashat Al-Wahidi: “Fighter [prisoner] Nasser Abu Hmeid (i.e., terrorist, involved in the murder of 7 people) is suffering from the issue of deliberate medical neglect by Israel (sic., see note below regarding PA libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners), which is greatly targeting the life of this fighter. He was transferred to the hospital and afterwards was transferred to the so-called Ramle Prison clinic, and by the way it is considered a slaughterhouse that lacks minimal medical components and medical treatment. This fighter still needs an oxygen balloon at the so-called Ramle clinic given the great neglect…


There are prisoners who from the first moment of imprisonment and until now are being subjected to physical and mental torture, including the child Ahmad Manasrah (i.e., terrorist, wounded 2 together with an accomplice) who became a young man in the Israeli occupation’s prisons, and including female prisoner Israa Ja’abis (i.e., terrorist, detonated a car bomb seriously wounding herself and wounding an Israeli police officer), who lost all her limbs in addition to burns that harmed more than 68% of her body – she still suffers from premeditated medical neglect.”


Official PA TV host: “Since you mentioned prisoner Israa, let’s talk about the situation of the female prisoners given that tomorrow is [International] Women’s Day – of course we send a blessing of peace to all the women of the world and to the Palestinian women especially, and more fittingly and perhaps more specifically to the female prisoners.”


Nashat Al-Wahidi: “Truly this is a topic that deserves spending time on, especially given March 8, whose meaning is the Palestinian woman in the full lofty meaning of the words: the Palestinian female fighter, the Palestinian female Martyr, wounded, and prisoner, the mother of the Martyr, the mother of the wounded – in other words, many words that do not have the ability to [adequately] describe this Palestinian woman.”






Nasser Abu Hmeid


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."


Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing attack - two Palestinian terrorists, cousins Hassan ‎Manasrah (15) and Ahmad Manasrah (13), stabbed Yossef Ben Shalom (21) in the Pisgat ‎Ze'ev neighborhood in northeastern Jerusalem, and then repeatedly stabbed Naor Ben Ezra (13) who was riding his bike on Oct. 12, 2015. Both victims were seriously injured. Hassan Manasrah was killed while fleeing the scene, and Ahmad Manasrah was shot by Israeli police, arrested, and hospitalized. Ahmad Manasrah is serving 9.5 years in prison for two counts of attempted murder, after his original 12-year sentence was shortened by the Israeli Supreme Court on Aug. 10, 2017, which claimed he had "gone a long way in his rehabilitation."


Israa Ja’abis – 31-year-old female Palestinian terrorist, resident of East Jerusalem, who carried out a car bomb attack near Ma’ale Adumim, a few kilometers east of Jerusalem, on Oct. 11, 2015. A policeman who noticed a suspicious vehicle signaled for the driver to stop, after which she drove closer to a group of police officers and detonated a gas balloon. One policeman suffered light injuries and Ja’abis was seriously injured. Ja'abis was serving a sentence of 11 years before being released after 8 years in prison as part of a prisoner exchange deal on Nov. 24, 2023, between Israel and Hamas in which Israel agreed to release 150 terrorist prisoners in exchange for 50 Israeli hostages during the Israeli counter-terror operation against Hamas’ terror war on Israel.