Palestinian prisoner blinded in Israeli jail

Palestinian prisoner blinded in Israeli jail

Saadi Al-Najar, a 25-year-old Palestinian held in administrative detention, without trial or charge, in Israeli occupation jails, has lost eyesight in his left eye due to deliberate medical neglect, the Palestinian prisoner”s club said on Wednesday.

Amjad Al-Najar, the director of the club in Al-Khalil, held the administration of the Negev prison fully responsible for the loss of Najar”s eyesight.

H explained that the administration refused doctors and legal societies” requests for the treatment of Najar.

The detainee ever since his detention two and a half years ago was suffering from a health problem in his left eye, the director elaborated.

He noted that Najar was now in need of a speedy cornea transplant operation, and called on legal and international societies to pressure the IOA into releasing Najar to enable him undergo the surgery and restore his eyesight.