Palestinian refugee Moadh Khalil Abu AlAlaa. (Photo: AGPS)
Palestinian refugee Moadh Khalil Abu AlAlaa, previously sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, has appealed to the international humanitarian organizations, the Turkish authorities, and the Palestine Embassy to help him secure urgently-needed treatment fees and obtain a kimlik card to enter Turkish hospitals.
Last month, Moadh was allowed to board a Turkey-bound plane from Sri Lanka, after he had all of his fines paid and legal situation worked out.
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.