PFLP: Occupation responsible for the life of imprisoned Comrade Mohammad Rimawi

Reprinted from the English website of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, here. Originally appeared on August 31, 2012

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine warned on August 31, 2012 that the occupation government is fully responsible for the life of Comrade Mohammad Rimawi, imprisoned in the Nafha occupation prison. He was transferred yesterday late at night to Soroka Hospital from the prison.

The PFLP warned of consequences for concealing the worsening of his health as a result of medical negligence practiced against him and the inhumane conditions suffered in the prisons of the occupation. The Front called for a wider movement of solidarity on popular and official levels with the imprisoned leader, to save his life under threat at every moment.

The Front noted that the imprisoned comrade Mohammad Rimawi is one of the leaders that planned the operation against the racist Zionist tourism minister Rehavam Ze’evi, in retaliation for the assassination of PFLP General Secretary Abu Ali Mustafa on August 27, 2001 by the occupation state. He was arrested in Jerusalem on October 19, 2001, two days after the killing of Ze’evi, and was subject to severe torture in Israeli interrogation centers despite his poor health.