Amid Medical Neglect Among Prisoners
West Bank_Gaza post
With Israel’s insistence on refusing to vaccinate thousands of Palestinian prisoners in its prisons against the deadly Corona virus, the Prisoners Support Group said today that the number of prisoners who contracted the disease is increasing daily.
A new case of coronavirus was identified in Rimon prison in Israel by the Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Committee, which prompted the Israel Prisons Service (IPS) to shut down this detention center entirely and transfer the prisoners to another location.
It reported that, since its outbreak, 191 Palestinian prisoners have contracted the disease to date, most of them in Gilboa prison, and that the number is expected to increase.
It claimed that the policy of disregard for the health and well-being of prisoners by the IPS, as well as the dismal conditions in the prisons, is the basis for the spread of the pandemic and other diseases that could lead to prisoner deaths.