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Support for the sick prisoner, Walid Daqqa, in Baqa al-Gharbiya

Dozens participated this evening, Saturday, in the weekly vigil in front of the Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Mosque in the city of Baqa Al-Gharbiya, with support and a demand for the freedom of the sick prisoner, Walid Daqqa, and his immediate release due to his suffering from cancer.

The participants in the vigil raised banners bearing pictures of the prisoner Daqqa, as some of them wrote “Freedom for Walid”, “Walid must return home”, “Walid’s freedom is our demand”, “Walid needs his family”.

The participants chanted slogans in support of the prisoner Daqqa during the vigil, and held the Prison Service and the Israeli government responsible for his life in light of the refusal to release him to receive the necessary medical treatment.

The prisoner’s daughter, the child Milad Daqqa, who was born through a smuggled sperm, painted a large painting on which he wrote “I want Baba Walid”, by the artist Rana Bishara from the town of Tarshiha.

The prisoner, Daqqa, is staying in the clinic of Ramleh Prison, after his release from Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon about two weeks ago.

It is planned that the vigils will continue on a weekly basis in Baqa al-Gharbiya, in order to demand the release of the prisoner, Walid Daqqa.

The prisoner, Daqqa, was admitted to the hospital on March 23, 2023, after his health condition deteriorated sharply, after he was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a rare cancer that affects the bone marrow, on December 18, 2022, which developed from leukemia. Which was diagnosed nearly ten years ago, and was left without serious treatment.

On April 27, the Israeli Prisons Authority allowed prisoner Walid Daqqa to be visited by his wife, Sana, and daughter, Milad, at Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, where he underwent an operation to remove part of his right lung on April 12; And that after procrastination that lasted more than two weeks.

The prisoner, Daqqa, 60, is from the city of Baqa al-Gharbia in the lands of 1948. He has been detained since March 25, 1986. He is from a family consisting of three sisters and six brothers, noting that he lost his father during his years of detention.

The prisoner Daqqa is considered one of the most prominent prisoners in the occupation prisons, and he contributed to many paths in the detention life of the prisoners, and during his long career in detention, he produced many books, studies and articles, and contributed cognitively to understanding the prison experience and its resistance.

It is noteworthy that the occupation imposed a life imprisonment sentence against him, which was later set at 37 years, and the occupation added two years to his sentence in 2018, to become 39 years, according to the Commission for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs.

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