Al Quds (Jerusalem), 9 Jumadil Akhir 1434/19 April 2013 (MINA) – A Palestinian prisoner, Mohammed al-Taj, who got hard illness was freed from Israeli jail on Thursday (18/4) is now in a better condition, but he needs a surgery.

Palestinian Deputy Health Minister Anan al-Masri said that Al Taj are now in Ramallah state hospital. He was on a hunger strike for 112 days, as Maan reported monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA).

After being checked up, he suffered lung disease and heart due to a long hunger strike. “He suffered from pulmonary fibrosis and cardiac hypertrophy. Pulmonary fibrosis can be treated with a lung transplant, but the opportunity of the operation was very small,” said al-Masri.

The doctors team will prepare a best medical report to the treatment. If it is necessary, he will be sent abroad  for the purposes of the operation, “he added.

Ramallah Governor Layla Ghannam visit al-Taj at the hospital and called on international community to urge Israel to release all Palestinian prisoners, especially those who are sick.

“The international community should intervene to the end of the sufferred Palestinian prisoners who are in 27 Israeli jails, they do not provide adequate health care and it is clear that Israel violated human rights and international law,” said Ghannam.

Meanwhile, an Israeli sources said that Israeli President Shimon Peres received a recommendation from Justice Minister Tzipi Livni coordinated with the security services, He has signed the release of al-Taj.

Al-Taj detained by the Israeli occupation since 2003 and was sentenced to 15 years. He allegedly included the members of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) which is part of the Fatah faction. (T/P04/P03)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)

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