Israeli Occupation Detain Again Palestinian Prisoner With Cancer

Protests in support of Palestinian prisoners. (Photo: Palinfo)

Ramallah, MINA – The Israeli military court in Ofer has renewed the administrative detention of Palestinian cancer patient Abdulbaset Ma’tan for the next six months.

Quoted from Palinfo on Wednesday, the court order issued is the second consecutive detention order against Ma’tan, who is from the village of Burqa in Ramallah.

Human rights sources described the order as a “slow death” sentence given his deteriorating health condition due to colon cancer.

Israeli occupation forces broke into Ma’tan’s home in July last year less than three months after he was released from prison and detained him despite his poor medical condition.

Ma’tan, 48, was sentenced in August to six months. His wife, Zubaida, described his detention in his current conditions as a “crime”.

His wife said that Ma’tan suffered from weight loss and weakness and was not given proper medical attention while in Israeli detention.

Ma’tan, a father of four, has earned an MA in human rights and democracy and served as manager of the deputy prime minister’s office in Palestine’s tenth government. (T/RE1)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)