Palestinian refugee Moadh Khalil Abu AlAlaa. (Photo: AGPS)
Palestinian refugee Moadh Khalil Abu AlAlaa, previously sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, has been allowed to board a Turkey-bound plane from Sri Lanka, after he had all of his fines paid and legal situation worked out.
Over recent months, Moadh kept appealing to the international humanitarian and human rights organizations to lend him a hand and help him with treatment fees.
Moadh, an activist and a member of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Lebanon, has been diagnosed with colon cancer since 2018. He underwent a surgery and had his colon partially removed.
In early 2020, Moadh traveled to a European country to carry on with treatment procedures but failed to pay the required fees. He was detained at Colombo airport and sent to jail. He was later released following efforts made by the Palestine Embassy. The immigration authorities agreed to transfer him from a prison to a hospital in Colombo after he had his fines paid for him.
Moadh’s health condition has taken a turn for the worse. Tumor remnants still figure on his body. Medics said he needs urgent treatment.
There are about 7.2 million Palestinian refugees worldwide. More than 4.3 million Palestinian refugees and their descendents displaced in 1948 are registered for humanitarian assistance with the United Nations.