Detention conditions worsen in Negev jail due to unusual hot weather

Prisoners in Negev jail

Palestinian Prisoners center for Studies revealed that the detainees in the Israeli Negev jail have been complaining of worsening detention conditions due to the extreme hot weather hitting the region for days.

The center quoted the captives in Negev prison as saying that they have not been able to get out of their rooms and tents over the past few days because of the very high temperatures that hit 40 degrees in the Negev desert on Sunday and Monday.

The spokesman of the center, Riyad al-Ashqar, warned of the repercussions of the unusual hot weather that could happen such as probable sunstroke and fainting among prisoners in light of the poor health services and the medical neglect policy pursued in Israeli jails.

Ashqar also warned of the spread of deadly snakes as well as rodents and insects which can easily reach detainees’ sections and tents and could not be combated simply because of not allowing prisoners to use pesticides and drugs to eliminate them.

(Source / 03.07.2017)

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