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Female Palestinians Held in Solitary Confinement in Israeli Jail Begin Hunger Strike  


TEHRAN (IQNA) – In protest at their mistreatment at an Israeli jail, at least three Palestinian female in solitary confinement began an open-ended .

Protest against Israeli maltreatment of Palestinian prisoners

 

The Palestinian Asra Media Office, which focuses on prisoner affairs, reported that the rest of the female inmates at the notorious Damon prison will join the hunger in stages.

The hunger strikers were identified as Mona Qaadan, Marah Bakir and Shurouq Duwaikat from the occupied Palestinian territories.

The report said the situation in Israeli prisons is escalating, with the Israel Prison Service (IPS) refusing to meet the demands of the prisoners.

Their decision came amid reports of the abuse and mistreatment of female prisoners at the prison.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in a recent statement, said had violently raided the cells of the female Palestinian detainees and severely beaten them, injuring some of them.

One of the prisoners lost consciousness during repeated attacks by Israeli forces removed the headscarves of the prisoners and grabbed them by neck and pulled their hair.

The escalation came amid new restrictions depriving the prisoners of family visits and preventing them from purchasing data-x-items from the canteen, as well as imposition of fines on them.

Female prisoners have been allowed to see only one adult member of their family since the onset of the outbreak and the suspension of family visits for Palestinian prisoners.

According to the PPS, dozens of Palestinian women have currently been languishing behind bars at Israel’s notorious Damon prison. They are subjected to very harsh conditions and constantly monitored through surveillance cameras.

A number of rights advocacy groups earlier this year reported on the occasion of International Mother’s Day that Israel was holding several Palestinian mothers in jail, adding that they are subject to various kinds of torture and not allowed to meet with their relatives.

Since 2015, the number of Palestinian women who have been arrested has reached more than 900, among them mothers of prisoners, martyrs and minor girls, according to a report by the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC) and the Addameer Prisoner Support and Association.

More than 7,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently held in some 17 Israeli jails, with dozens of them serving multiple life sentences.

Hundreds of detainees, including women and minors, are being held under the so-called administrative detention in various Israeli prisons, with some of them being held in that condition for up to 11 years without any charges.

The detention takes place on orders from a military commander and on the basis of what the describes as “secret” evidence. Israeli jail authorities also keep Palestinian prisoners under deplorable conditions.

Multiple Palestinian factions have called for a “day of rage” on Friday in support of the prisoners.

officials have warned that crossing the “red lines” in treatment of prisoners would have “repercussions on the region.”

 

Source: TV



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