The Detainees Affairs Commission confirmed that no cases of COVID-19 were reported among the Palestinian detainees in Israel.
However, the Israeli Authorities placed a number of Palestinian political prisoners at the Israeli prison of Megiddo under precautionary quarantine against the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus).
It called on the Israeli authorities to ensure all preventive measures including the provision of personal hygiene items and disinfectants to the prisoners to protect them against the pandemic.
There are some 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails for resisting the Israeli occupation of their homeland. Dozens of prisoners in Israeli detention have died over the years as a direct or indirect result of medical negligence by the prison authorities
Source: (WAFA) News Agency.