Palestinian prisoner dies in Israeli jails due to medical negligence


Palestinian prisoner Sami al-Amour Thursday morning died in Israeli jails due to deliberate medical negligence, according to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS). PPS said in a press statement said that the al-Amour, 39, a resident of Deir al-Balah city in the Gaza Strip, died in his prison cell this morning as a result of systematic intentional medical negligence at the time he was in custody. It added that al-Amour was detained in 2008 and sentenced to 19 years of imprisonment, during which he was denied family visits. He suffered from a congenital heart disease, but the Israeli deliberate medical negligence and harsh detention conditions caused a serious deterioration in his health. He was transferred several days ago from the Nafha Prison to Asqalan Prison, before being transferred to the Soroka Medical Center, where he underwent two surgeries before being declared dead.