NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israel's prison administration is denying medical treatment to a female Palestinian detainee, a human rights center said Tuesday.
Lina al-Jarbouni suffers severe pain in her gallbladder and doctors have said she needs surgery urgently, said Ahmad al-Bitawi of the Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights.
Al-Bitawi, who researches prisoner affairs, said the prison administration has repeatedly refused requests to allow al-Jarbouni to undergo surgery.
Al-Bitawi visited al-Jarbouni in Hasharon prison and said she was unable to eat or sleep and is only being given pain killers. She has lost weight and suffers a constant headache, he said in a statement.
Meanwhile, prisoner Muna Qadan told her lawyer Muhamad al-Abed that all female detainees would go on hunger strike if Israel continued to deny medical treatment to al-Jarbouni.
Al-Jarbouni was detained in 2002 and sentenced to 17 years.