[Pnews] Israel’s jails condition in 2019: 5500 arrests and increased use of torture

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Israel’s jails condition in 2019: 5500 arrests and increased use of torture
By َQudsN <http://qudsnen.co/?author=2> / December 31, 2019

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- A joint report by human rights and prisoners’
NGOs stated that the occupation state has increased its arbitrary arrests
against children and women and increased torture as well throughout 2019.

The annual report by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, Prisoner Support and
Human Rights Association (Addameer), and the Committee of Prisoners’
Affairs stated that the occupation state has arrested over 5500
Palestinians in 2019, including at least 889 children and 128 women.

It also noted that the total number of prisoners in Israeli jails has
reached nearly 5000, including 40 women, 200 children, and 450
administrative detainees.

*Martyrs in Israeli jails*

In 2019, five Palestinian prisoners were killed in the Israeli jails. The
martyrs are Faris Baroud, Omar Awni Younes, Nassar Taqatqa, Bassam Sayeh,
and Sami Abu Diyak. Moreover, the Israelis continue to hold the bodies of
four martyrs, who died under torture in Israeli jails. This has increased
the total number of martyrs in Israeli jails to 222 since 1967.

The Israeli raids into prisoners’ cells never stopped this year. The most
violent raids were reported in the jails of Ofer, Negev, and Rimon.

*The condition of ill prisoners *

Ill prisoners have reportedly reached over 700, including at least ten
prisoners who suffer from cancer. The Israelis continued to deny them
medical treatment and use their pains to blackmail and torture them.

The report also stated that the occupation state continued to practice the
policy of collective punishment against families of Palestinian prisoners
through arrests, interrogations, intimidation, house raids, and house

It also noted that the Israeli courts have been used as a tool to validate
the Israeli violations against prisoners, including torture.

*Hunger strikes*

2019 has seen hunger strikes by more than 50 prisoners, most of them were
against administrative detention.

In several cases, prisoners organized mass hunger strikes to protest
against the Israeli repression, which was described as the worst and most
violent this year.

The report called on local and international organizations to take action
in order to protect Palestinian prisoners and their rights.


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