RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- 40 Palestinian children locked up in the Israeli Ofer jail have been suffering from various diseases, a rights group reported Thursday.
The Civil Liberties Defense Center said following a visit paid by lawyer Ibtissam Anati to the Ofer lock-up that 40 Palestinian children have been diagnosed with diseases, including critical health disorders.
276 children are held in the Ofer prison, 17 among whom aged between 14 and 15 years old.
17-year-old Mus’ab Ghneimat, held in the Ofer jail, was injured with three bullets in his right leg.
Other detained minors have been diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes, along with stomach and pancreas disorders.
The center raised alarm bells over the critical health condition of prisoner Azam Shalalda, who was kidnapped by an Israeli undercover unit from al-Khalil’s public hospital. Shalada was hit with 10 bullets in his leg, stomach, and neck. He underwent a surgery of artificial artery transplantation and got part of his stomach removed.
The lawyer also sounded the alarm over the various illnesses endured by 20 Palestinian detainees in the Ramla prison clinic.