Director of the Prisoners Center for Studies Prisoners’ Editor Raafat Hamdouna demanded today, Wednesday, human rights and international institutions to pressure the occupation authorities to grant Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons their basic and human rights.
He stressed that the conditions of the prisoners are tragic in conjunction with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2021, in light of the presence of approximately (4450) prisoners in unbearable conditions, in light of the prevention of visits, the non-transfer of needs, the neglect of their lives without safety and prevention measures, the risk of infection in addition to violations throughout the year Such as the presence of jamming devices, the policy of solitary confinement, the escalation of administrative arrests, the continuation of inspections and night raids, the prevention of university and high school education, the prevention of the entry of books, poor food in terms of quantity and quality, sudden individual and group transportation and places of detention that lack the minimum conditions for human life, and the policy of medical recklessness Especially for people with chronic diseases and for those who need urgent operations, and special teams storming rooms and departments.
Dr. said. Hamdouna, that there are nearly 700 prisoners in prisons suffering from various diseases, the causes of which are due to the difficult conditions of detention, bad treatment and malnutrition, and all of these do not receive the necessary care, of whom approximately 10% are suffering from chronic diseases that require specialized surgeries and medical follow-up such as cancer, heart, kidneys, cartilage, diabetes, pressure and asthma. And rheumatism, and Coronavirus infections without the slightest concern.
He explained that there is a danger to the sick prisoners at “Maraj Prison Hospital in Ramleh”, as they are in poor health and there is a real danger to their lives as a result of medical recklessness and failure to provide care, health care, necessary medicines, and periodic medical examinations for prisoners, which leaves more victims in the event that the occupation continues in its policy without Serious international pressure to save the lives of their patients before it is too late.
He pointed out that there are approximately 37 prisoners of war against whom the occupation state commits dozens of violations, such as the proliferation of cameras in the prison yard and at the gates, deprivation of children, medical negligence, forms of punishments inside the prison with fines, isolation and force, detention in places not befitting them, and provocative searches by the prison administration , And solitary confinement.
Adding that the occupying power is holding approximately 440 administrative detainees in prisons, without charge or trial, with a secret file that the detainee or his lawyer cannot view, and the administrative detention order can be renewed times renewable by appeal.
Dr. stressed. We are praised for the issue of children in prisons, whose number is approximately 140 children, who are subjected to flagrant violations that violate all international norms and covenants that guarantee their protection and their physical, psychological and educational rights, and their contact with their families, and minors suffer from the loss of health, cultural and psychological care, the absence of guides inside the prison, and intimidation and abuse of them during arrest .
And he called for an end to the policy of solitary confinement, which is the harshest type of punishment that the Israeli Prison Authority administration uses against prisoners, as the prisoner is held alone in a dark and narrow cell for long periods of time during which he is not allowed to meet with the prisoners and has no means of communication with the outside world.
Dr. The praise of the official and civil authorities to make all efforts to support prisoners in light of the Corona pandemic through the new media and to affirm their right to freedom in light of fears of the spread of the virus, and to define their human rights, in accordance with Article Three common to the four Geneva Conventions, which calls for humane treatment for all persons (prisoners and detainees), whether And not to expose them to harm, and the captive state is forbidden to harm or kill, maim, torture, cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment, hostage-taking, and unfair trial).