Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Ma'an today

Sixteenth Palestinian prisoner of Israel diagnosed with cancer

Hebron – Ma’an – Prisoner of Israel Hamza Tarayra was diagnosed with cancer in Hadassah Hospital on Monday, the Palestinian prisoner’s society in Hebron announced.

Following a visit to the Ofer detention center, prisoner society lawyer Luay Ukka said Tarayra was finally diagnosed following months of requests for medical checks. After each request for a medical appointment, Tarayra said, Israseli prison officials would give him pain relievers. Doctors at the Hadassah hospital found he had a large tumor in his mouth and needs urgent surgery.

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