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10 Palestinian children suffer food poisoning in Israeli occupation prison

[ 18/09/2008 - 06:11 PM ]


The Mandela institute for human rights and political prisoners reported that 10 Palestinian minors imprisoned in the Israeli occupation government Telmond prison have suffered food poisoning after they were served sardine meals.

In a report issued following a field visit to the prison, the institute said that cases of poisoning happened among children in section 14, adding that the prison administration transferred 15 of them to the internal clinic where it was discovered that 10 minors had severe food poisoning.

In another development, Palestinian prisoner Ra'ed Drabiya told the lawyer of the prisoner club who visited him that the Israeli doctors inside the prison treat him like a "guinea pig".

Drabiya explained that he is suffering from a disease in his back and the prison doctors failed to diagnose it, pointing that he underwent three surgeries but to no avail.

The prisoner elaborated that the Israeli doctors only provide him with painkillers, but he still feels pain during day and night, saying that he feels like he is being killed slowly by the prison administration as a punishment for his activities against the occupation.

He added that the doctors told him that he needs to undergo two other surgeries in his back, but after recovery he may be partially or completelu paralyzed.

The prisoner has been serving a life sentence in the Israeli occupation government Ouhali Kedar prison since 2002 and he is married and has one kid.

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