Number: / 2022
Date: December 20, 2022
The International Commission (Hashd): The occupation authorities hold full responsibility for the death of the sick prisoner “Nasser Abu Hamid” in their prisons, and calls on the international community to open a serious investigation into the circumstances of this crime.
The International Commission for Support of the Palestinian rights (Hashd), is following with great concern and condemnation the news of the death of the Palestinian prisoner, “Nasser Abu Hamid” (50 years), in “Asaf Harofeh” Hospital, as a result of the crime of medical negligence that was carried out by the occupation prison administration against him over the years of his detention. Which caused him to develop lung cancer, which led to his death this morning, Tuesday, December 20, 2022.
According to the available data, the captive martyr “Nasser” spent more than 30 years in the occupation prisons, and his last arrest was from 2002 until today.
The longest period of detention he spends in the occupation prisons, and he is sentenced to life imprisonment 7 times and 50 years, and he has four other brothers who are serving life sentences. According to the data, the occupation killed the prisoner “Nasser”, Through a long course of deliberate delay in following up on his health within the framework of the policy of medical negligence, which caused an increase in the number of martyrs of the captive movement, to (233) martyrs since 1967, of whom (74) were martyrs who died as a result of the crime of medical negligence (slow killing), and among them this year, in addition to the prisoner Abu Hamid, was the prisoner “Sadia Faraj Allah”, who was also martyred as a result of deliberate medical negligence on July 2022. Contrary to the Minimum Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979 and 1990, which emphasized the protection of the health of prisoners and medical care for detained persons.
The International Commission for Supporting the Palestinian rights (Hashd), as it holds the Israeli occupation authorities fully responsible for the death of the aforementioned prisoner, as a result of its rejection of all requests for his release, its inaction and its continued implementation of the policy of slow killing against him and the right of Palestinian prisoners.
And reaffirming that the continuation of the policy of medical negligence against prisoners and detainees constitutes a real threat to their lives inside prisons, in light of the inability and silence of the international community and its institutions to curb the crimes of the occupation, and therefore it affirms and demands the following:
1-The International Commission (Hashd) calls on the international community to condemn the crime of killing the prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid through deliberate medical negligence and pressure on the occupying state to hand over the body of the martyr for burial according to religious and national norms, and to stop the policy of detaining the bodies of the martyrs, especially the prisoners and detainees in the occupation prisons.
2-The International Commission (Hashd) calls on the permanent international fact-finding committee to open an urgent investigation into the circumstances of the death, announce its results, and hold the perpetrators accountable. Including obligating the occupation authorities to assume their legal responsibilities towards Palestinian prisoners and detainees.
The International Commission for Supporting the Palestinian rights (Hashd)