30 Palestinian Prisoners Suffer Chronic Diseases

Ramallah, 21 Muharram 1438/22 October 2016 (MINA) – Head of the PA Prisoners’ Affairs Commission Issa Qaraqe said that 30 Palestinian prisoners suffer deadly and chronic diseases in Israeli jails.

During a solidarity event in Qalqilia, Qaraqe said that Israeli Prison Service (IPS) is practicing “slow death policy” to do away with prisoners, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

“Israeli prisons have become the source of epidemic, death, and dissemination of diseases in the bodies of the prisoners,” he underlined.

Qaraqe stressed the urgent need for an immediate international intervention to put an end to IPS’ unhuman crimes against Palestinian prisoners.

On the other hand, Qaraqe pointed out that four Palestinian prisoners continued their hunger strike in protest against their administrative detention.

All the four hunger strikers were sent to solitary confinement in an effort to exert pressure on the detainees to end their strikes, he added.

Qaraqe held the IPS responsible for the hunger strikers’ lives as they started suffering sharp health deterioration.

Israel’s administrative detention policy has been frequently used as an attempt to disrupt Palestinian political and social life, notably targeting Palestinian academics, activists, students, and journalists. (T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)