62 Palestinians from the besieged Gaza Strip left the coastal enclave Monday morning through the Israeli-controlled Erez checkpoint after they were granted permission to visit their imprisoned relatives in Ramon prison.
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) spokesperson in Gaza Suheir Zaqout affirmed that 62 Palestinian from Gaza visited 40 Palestinian prisoners held in Ramon prison through facilitation from the ICRC.
Zaqout added that there were 12 children among the visitors.
More than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners are currently forgoing food for the 35th consecutive day in protest against their difficult detention conditions in Israeli prisons and demanding basic rights that were withdrawn from them by the Israeli Prison Service.
(Source / 22.05.2017)