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Family of al-Taj asks Saudi Arabia to provide medical treatment

April 19, 2013 10:08 A.M. (Updated: April 20, 2013 10:18 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The family of Mohammad al-Taj, who Israel freed on health grounds on Thursday, has appealed to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment for the former prisoner.

Al-Taj's relatives and the Palestinian Prisoners Society made the joint appeal to Saudi Arabia, custodian of the holy mosques, on Friday.

Israel pardoned al-Taj, who had carried out two long-term hunger strikes, citing health concerns. He was transferred to intensive care at the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.

The PA Health Ministry undersecretary Anan al-Masri said the ministry would provide any treatment al-Taj needed and that he would be sent abroad if necessary.

"He suffers from pulmonary fibrosis and heart hypertrophy. Pulmonary fibrosis can be treated by a lung transplant, but that is a difficult and uncertain surgery," al-Masri told Ma'an.

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