RAMALLAH, November 4, 2015 (WAFA) – A 17-year-old Palestinian detainee incarcerated in Israeli jails had his leg amputated as a result of severe injuries he sustained in early October after he was shot by Israeli settlers, revealed an official.
WAFA reported on Chairman of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees committee ‘Issa Qaraqe‘ as saying that Jalal Sharawna, 17, had his right leg amputated at Assaf Harofeh hospital in Israel.
Prior to his detention, Jalal suffered severe injuries in his right leg after he was shot and injured by Israeli settlers’ gunfire during clashes in the Hebron town of Dura.
Since his detention, Jalal reportedly underwent several surgeries to remove the bullets from his leg before it rotted, resulting in its amputation.
This came a day after the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club (PPC) said in a press release that Jalal underwent leg amputation as a result of intentional medical negligence and misinformation about his medical condition by Israeli Prison Service.
PPC explained that the Israeli Prison Service had been intentionally transferring Palestinian detainees, including Jalal, from hospitals back to jails before completing their medical treatments.
PPC indicated that the premature transferring of Jalal, who needed to receive ongoing medical treatment, caused his health condition to deteriorate and his right leg to be amputated.
PPC also explained that Jalal’s health condition deteriorated after he was discharged prematurely from Soroka hospital and transferred to Ramla Prison clinic.