West Bank, ALRAY -The mental and physical health of Palestinian detainee Ahmed Manasra is deteriorating amid deliberate medical negligence in Israeli occupation prisons, according to a human rights group.
In a press statement Wednesday, the Palestinian Prisoners Club held the Israeli occupation fully responsible for the health and wellbeing of Mansara.
His lawyer Khaled Zabarqa said that Mansara’s defence team continues its efforts to have him released from solitary confinement, where he has been held since October 2021.
In March, an Israeli military court extended his solitary confinement for another six months.
The Israeli occupation army detained Mansara in 2015 in horrific circumstances as a 13-year-old child when he was with his cousin, Hassan Manasra, who was shot dead after allegedly stabbing two Israeli colonial settlers in the illegal "Pisgat Ze'ev" settlement in the occupied West Bank.
His 15-year-old cousin was shot dead at the scene, whereas Ahmad was violently attacked by a mob of Israeli colonial settlers and run over by a colonial settler, leaving him with fractures to his skull and internal bleeding.
An Israeli court acknowledged that Manasra did not take part in the alleged stabbing but still charged him with "attempted murder".
In 2016, the Israeli court sentenced Mansara to 12 years in prison but his sentence was later reduced to nine years and a half.
The Israeli occupation is holding around 4,900 Palestinian detainees, including 34 women and nearly 160 children, in inhumane conditions and harsh conditions, according to Palestinian prisoners' rights organizations.