The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil,
but because of the people who don't do anything about it
Occupation magazine - Life under occupation
Send To friend
Family Appeals for the Release of Seriously Wounded Son
by Saed Bannoura
IMEMC & Agencies, Tuesday May 04, 2010
[Original title: Family Appeals Release Of Seriously Wounded Son]
The family of detainee Ahmad Asfour voiced an appeal to human rights and legal groups to intervene and save the life of their son who was seriously wounded during the war on Gaza and was kidnapped at an Israeli crossing after receiving all needed documents for medical treatment in Jerusalem.
The detainee Ahmad Samir Asfour, lost body parts, sections of his intestines and his pancreas. He underwent several surgeries in Egypt and needed further extensive treatment in Jerusalem. He also became diabetic.
After receiving all needed documents and admission papers to St. Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem, and after receiving Israel’s approval to leave Gaza for treatment in Jerusalem, Asfour and his father were detained at the Erez terminal and he was taken prisoner despite his deteriorating health condition.
Asfour suffers constant pain, needs help in his daily life and need a pancreas transplant. He also needs urgent surgery in his elbow.
The Israeli prison administration disregarded his file and refused to have him hospitalized.
Links to the latest articles in this section
In the hottest part of the year, occupation forces demolish Beit Dajan`s water reservoir
`Entire village destroyed, 42 people left homeless, water tanks conficacated on a particularly hot day`
The house of an alleged Palestinian assailant blown up at Turmus Ayya