Thursday, August 7, 2014

Palestinian prisoners suffer difficult detention conditions in Israeli prisons

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Members of the Israeli forces Matsada unit, the Israeli prison services’ special unit, stormed and searched sick prisoners in Ramle prison clinic, Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) revealed.
The sick prisoners have been subjected during the raid to a strip search that is inherently harmful, humiliating, and degrading for no reason.
The prisoner Riad Amour, sentenced to 11 life terms imprisonment, told the PPS lawyer that his heart valve has not been changed for a long time despite his complaints of cardiovascular disorders.
The prisoner Adnan Muhaisen, who was detained during the recent Israeli military campaign, told the same lawyer that he was shackled in Etzion detention center for long hours despite the fact that his left leg was paralyzed.
The prisoner Amin Abu Omar said that he was directly shot in his feet during his arrest in June where he underwent a surgery to remove the bullet. Since his arrest, he only received painkillers despite his sharp pains.
PPS lawyer also visited the sick detainee Youssef Nawajeh who is subjected to frequent fainting as he suffers chronic neurological disorders.
The human rights center said that 14 Palestinian sick prisoners are currently held in Ramle prison hospital amid very poor detention conditions and deliberate medical negligence.
Along the same line, Palestinian prisoners have complained of Israeli tough sanctions imposed against them in Ofer jail.
The PPS lawyer, who visited Ofer prison, confirmed that Israeli prison services’ special units stormed the prison and violently searched the prisoners’ rooms under the pretext of looking for tunnels.
The prisoners also complained of the overcrowding in the prison due to the last arrest campaigns throughout the West Bank following the alleged kidnapping and killing of three Israeli settlers in al-Khalil.
The prisoners pointed out that they are still subjected to tough sanctions including the ban of family visits, deprivation of access to the prison canteen, deprivation of daily breaks, and elimination of some TV channels.