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Family of Palestinian political prisoner infected with Covid-19 in US jail appeals for saving his life

Seagoville, Texas (QNN)- The family of the Palestinian-American political prisoner, Mufid Abdulqader Mishal, appealed to urgently save his life as he has been tested for Covid-19 virus.

In a press release issued on Sunday, the family said Mishal as well as other prisoners in Seagoville jail in Texas, who tested positive for the virus, are subjected to inhumane treatment after they tested positive for the virus seven days ago. The prisoners were infected through one of the jailers.

It added that at 12:00 am on Friday, the health condition of Mishal deteriorated as he had a fever, high pressure, and low oxygen saturation, putting his life in danger.

The statement confirmed that nearly 668 prisoners in the same jail tested positive for the virus but they do not get any kind of treatment or even quarantine.

The administration of the jail only gathered all infected prisoners in one jail ward and abandoned them to their fate.

The family called for an urgent quarantine and treatment in alignment with the applicable medical procedures to deal with the virus.

Mufid Mishal is one of Palestinians, jailed in 2008 during the Holy Land Foundation case, and sentenced to 20 years in jail.

The foundation was accused of funding Hamas depending on Israeli information.

The foundation was founded in 1989 to provide relief to Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Lebanon and Jordan through various projects, including orphan and family sponsorship programs, back-to-school funding, hospital building and home reconstruction.

The HLF also aided the needy in Bosnia, Albania, Chechnya and Turkey. Furthermore, the HLF provided assistance in the United States, opening a food pantry in New Jersey and helping victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing, Texas tornadoes and Iowa floods.

By 2001, the charity’s annual budget had reached about $14 million, making it the largest Muslim charity in the US.

The Holy Land Foundation was among several charities that the Bush administration shut down soon after 9/11.

The political persecution against the Holy Land Foundation began as early as 1993 and became more relentless throughout the 1990′s. Pro-Israeli researchers, politicians and lobbyists, including Chuck Schumer and the Anti-Defamation League, accused the HLF of supporting Hamas without providing proper evidence to backup their claims.

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