Israel transfers cancer patient to Suroka Hospital
Published Monday 16/09/2013 (updated) 17/09/2013 12:50
HEBRON (Ma’an) – Israel's prison service on Monday transferred a Palestinian prisoner held in Rimon prison to Suruka Medical Center in Beersheba after a sudden decline as a result of throat cancer he has been suffering.
A statement by the Palestinian prisoner’s society highlighted that 38-year-old Mahmoud Salih al-Sharha was in serious condition. The statement added that since al-Sharha was diagnosed with a tumor, he “has not received any treatment.”
The prisoner’s family told Ma’an that he was diagnosed with cancer two years ago.
Al-Sharha, from the Hebron area, has been jailed 11 years and is serving a 22-year sentence.