UN demands release of Palestinian child in critical health condition | News


The United Nations (UN) Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) demanded this Friday the release of Palestinian child Amal Najle, who has myasthenia gravis disease and is imprisoned by Israeli forces. more than six months ago.


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The international organization stressed that the 17-year-old Palestinian Amal Najle, from the Yalazone refugee camp, was held by Israeli forces on January 21, 2021 and no charges have been filed against him so far.

“The administrative detention without charge imposed on Amal and based on classified evidence is a form of arbitrary detention not permitted under public international law,” UNRWA said.

Amal Najle’s relatives specified that the Israeli authorities decided to extend his detention for four more months, however, neither the young man nor his relatives know the charges against him.

Similarly, his relatives added that the minor had difficulty speaking and breathing, which is why his health has deteriorated. Amal Najle was born three months premature and was diagnosed with her severe autoimmune disease.

This disease is caused by a blockage in the communication between nerves and muscles, whose symptoms include muscle weakness in the arms and legs, double vision, and difficulties in speaking and chewing.

International organizations revealed that there are more than 4,650 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including 200 minors. It is worth noting what was stated by the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), where it states that medical negligence “constitutes the most brutal systematic policy that has caused the death of prisoners in recent years.”

Likewise, the Israeli siege and occupation of Palestinian territory, which has been constant, left six Palestinians injured this Friday during the protest against the construction of Israeli settlements, which takes place weekly in the village of Kafr Qaddum in the north of the occupied West Bank. .

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