Israel Seals Gilboa Prison As Dozens Of Palestinian Detainees Contract Coronavirus

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the Israeli Prison Authority has sealed, Monday, all sections in Gilboa’ prison, after dozens of detainees tested positive for coronavirus.

The Committee said Gilboa prison was declared a “red zone,” after eight detainees tested positive before they were moved to section three, which was previously dedicated as a “quarantine zone” after more than 90 detainees in the prison also tested positive earlier.

After closing the entire detention facility, Israel canceled all visits by the detainee’s parents, especially those that were planned for this coming Wednesday, for families from Tulkarem, Qalqilia, and Salfit.

The Committee denounced the Israeli violations against the detainees, especially its failure in implementing measures to limit the exposure of the detainees to the virus, and the serious lack of preventative measures, particularly since the Palestinian political prisoners are already held in overcrowded, dirty, small rooms and sections.

(Source / 10.11.2020)

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