[Pnews] Israeli Ramon Prison Closed As Palestinian Detainees Nearly Froze To Death

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Mon Jan 12 14:14:22 EST 2015

  Israeli Ramon Prison Closed As Detainees Nearly Froze To Death

author Monday January 12, 2015 07:50author by Saed Bannoura

    The Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs
    stated Sunday that the Israeli Prison Authority closed, on Sunday
    January 11, the Ramon Prison due to the extreme cold weather,
    especially after the rain flooded all sections and rooms.

It stated that several the detainees nearly froze to death, and became 
unable to move their limbs due to the cold in their rooms.

“Their suffering escalated after the Prison Administration refused to 
allow their families to provide them with winter clothing and sheets," 
the Commission reported, “They have no heating in their rooms, while the 
freezing temperatures are even depriving the detainees from sleeping.”

The commission said thousands of political prisoners, in various Israeli 
prisoners, detention and interrogation centers, are exposed to extreme 
cold as temperatures continue to drop due to the current snowstorm in 

The Commission stated that more than 6500 Palestinians, including at 
least 250 children, are currently held by Israel, facing very difficult 
conditions, constants harassment, and are now subject to the impacts of 
the current freezing weather.

In related news, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) filed an appeal 
with the Israeli High Court Saturday calling on Israeli authorities to 
provide adequate clothing and covers for Palestinian prisoners held in 
Israeli prison camps, as many of the prisoners are held in outdoor camps 
with no heat, in the midst of a severe winter storm.

The appeal also included reports that the placement in outdoor cages was 
being used by Israeli interrogators as a form of torture.

The Israeli High Court denied the appeal, but Palestinian prisoner 
groups say that the practices are ongoing, and many Palestinian 
prisoners are facing death or severe frostbite as a result of the cold, 
sleet and wind. http://www.imemc.org/article/70229

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