The Palestinian Democratic Union called Fida, international and Arab human rights institutions, in the forefront of which is the International Red Cross, the United Nations and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to pressure the occupation authorities to grant Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons their basic and human rights.
Bassam Hassouna, a member of the central committee of the party, said that the conditions of the prisoners are tragic in conjunction with the fierce Israeli attack, which affected all prisons and detention centers of the occupation, and what the Negev and Gilboa desert prison is now subjected to, with brutal aggression and repression, and in the presence of approximately 4,450 prisoners in unbearable conditions. Visits and failure to transfer needs, disregard for their lives without safety and prevention measures, and the risk of infection in addition to violations around the clock.
Hassouna, the party’s official in charge of the prisoners’ file, confirmed that there are approximately 700 prisoners in prisons suffering from various diseases, the causes of which are due to difficult conditions of detention, ill-treatment and malnutrition, and all of them do not receive the necessary care, including approximately 10% of them with chronic diseases and need surgeries and specialized medical follow-up. Like cancer and the heart.
He also explained that there is a danger to the sick prisoners in the Maraj prison hospital in Ramle, as they are in poor health.
He pointed out that there are approximately 37 female prisoners against whom the occupation commits dozens of violations, adding that the occupation detains 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 several times. to renew by appeal.
Hassouna stressed the issue of children in prisons, who number approximately 150 children, who are subjected to flagrant violations. And he demanded an end to the policy of solitary confinement, which is the harshest type of punishment used by the Israeli Prisons Authority against prisoners.