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A Palestinian human rights organization warns of the occupation’s policy of starving prisoners inside detention centers

Occupied Jerusalem (UNA/QNA) - The Palestinian Authority for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs warned today of the starvation policy pursued by the Israeli occupation authorities against male and female prisoners inside prisons and detention centers.

The Commission said in a statement: “Based on the visits of its lawyers over the past few days to a number of prisoners in many detention centers, the average amount of weight lost by each prisoner ranges between 15-25 kilograms,” considering that this is evidence of the seriousness of the policy followed, which It has negative current and future repercussions on the lives of prisoners.

She explained that “the occupation’s reduction of the quantities of food provided to male and female prisoners to much less than the minimum required, and its poor quality, method of preparation, and deliberate contamination, will make their bodies easy prey for viruses and diseases.”

The authority indicated that the prisoners will find themselves facing a complex health situation in the near future, “noting that this has already begun to appear, as the number of sick prisoners has clearly doubled, and hunger has become a means of daily punishment that has continued since the seventh of October until today.”

She explained that these measures coincided with depriving patients of medicine and treatment, and with the harsh winter this year, which had additional impacts on the health of the prisoners, due to the occupation preventing the entry of clothes and blankets for the prisoners.

According to a joint statement issued by the Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Authority and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, earlier today, the number of Palestinian detainees in Israeli occupation prisons in the occupied West Bank, since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip on October 170, has risen to seven thousand and XNUMX detainees. .

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