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Israeli occupation transfers the prisoner, Walid Daqqa, to Assaf Harofeh Hospital.

The Handzala Center, which specializes in the affairs of prisoners and ex-prisoners, reported today, Monday, that the Israeli occupation prison administration transferred the detainee, Walid Daqqa, to Assaf Harofeh Hospital, after a serious deterioration in his health condition.

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 left without serious treatment.

On April 27, the occupation authorities allowed prisoner Walid Daqqa to be visited by his wife, Sana, and daughter, Milad, in 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 years), is from the city of Baqa al-Gharbia in the territories occupied in 1948. He has been detained since March 25, 1986. He is from a family consisting of three sisters and 6 brothers, noting that he lost his father during the years of his detention.

The prisoner Daqqa is considered one of the most prominent prisoners in the occupation prisons, and he contributed to many paths in the incarcerated 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 issued 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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