Reference number: 2023
Date: May 15, 2023
A humanitarian appeal
The International Commission (Hashd) makes an urgent call demanding immediate action to release the suffering Palestinian prisoner, Walid Daqqa, who has cancer in numerous parts of his body and has been imprisoned in Israeli occupation jails for 38 years.
I.C.S.P.R Sent the A humanitarian appeal to : The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,Secretary-General of the United Nations , League of Arab States, High Commissioner for Human Rights , President of the Human Rights Council and International Committee of the Red Cross.
We address you today in the International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights (Hashd) and urgently within the framework of our human rights follow-up on the situation inside the occupied Palestinian territories to paint a picture of the serious and catastrophic complications that Palestinian prisoner “Walid Daqqa” suffers from as a result of his exposure to a real medical crime that may lead to his death at any time, as he suffers from cancer. After procrastination that lasted more than two weeks ago by the Israeli occupation, his condition is still unstable, and he entered a disturbing coma. Doctors fear attempts to get him out of it in Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.
It should be noted that the prisoner “Walid Abu Daqqa”, 60 years old, from the town of Baqa al-Gharbiya, is sentenced to life imprisonment after being arrested on March 25, 1986, and has recently suffered subsequent health setbacks since March 23, 2023, as a result of the crime of medical negligence, after he was arrested on March 25, 1986. On January 18, 2022, he was diagnosed with myelofibrosis (a rare bone marrow cancer), which evolved from leukemia identified in 2015, and he was left without significant and effective therapy since he now requires extensive health care from a hospital. On the one hand, he needs lungs, kidneys, and blood, and on the other, he must undergo a delicate bone marrow transplant. (noting that there is more than one donor), which requires a therapeutic environment that is not available at a minimum in light of the conditions of captivity and the strict guarding practiced by the Israeli prison administration.
The occupation authorities frequently refuse to allow his family to visit, which has caused him anxiety and fear for his life, especially since the occupation authorities abused prisoners, including medical negligence, which, according to the Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Detainees Affairs Authority, has resulted in the death of approximately 235 prisoners inside the occupation prisons since 1967, including 75 prisoners as a result of medical negligence and 80 prisoners who died as a result of medical negligence. This raises concerns for the well-known prisoner Walid Daqqa’s life.
In light of the foregoing, we call on you to increase your efforts by condemning the violations committed by the occupation authorities against Palestinian prisoners and detainees in their prisons, and by taking particular steps to stop the violations against sick prisoners and Palestinian detainees in Israeli occupation prisons, such as subjecting the occupation prisons to periodic international monitoring and putting pressure on the occupation authorities to prevent such violations. We hope that you will do your endeavors now, for every delay may be the price of a human life for which we are expected to act.
The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights (Hashd)