[Pnews] Israeli Prison Service sent doctor infected with coronavirus to treat Palestinian prisoners

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Fri Mar 13 12:21:51 EDT 2020


  IPS send doctor infected with coronavirus to test Palestinian prisoners

By َQudsN - March 13, 2020

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The Committee of Prisoners and Former 
Prisoners Affairs said on Thursday that all Palestinian prisoners were 
tested negative for coronavirus after the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) 
sent a doctor, who is infected with the virus, to treat Palestinian 

The spokesperson for the committee, Thaer Ishreiteh, confirmed that the 
administration of Ashkelon jail decided on Wednesday to isolate 19 
prisoners of section 3, where 35 prisoners are held, after they were 
visited by a doctor, who was infected with coronavirus.

Ishreiteh added that the Israeli authorities do not deal seriously with 
the risk of a possible coronavirus outbreak among Palestinian prisoners. 
He held the occupation state responsible for the lives of the 
Palestinian prisoners, especially under the poor conditions and the 
overcrowding of prisons.

He said that the committee is very concerned about 5000 Palestinian 
prisoners, jailed in different Israeli jails, especially with the 
increasing numbers of Israeli coronavirus patients.

He noted that there are already 700 patient prisoners in addition to 200 
others, who need medical treatment.

Ishreiteh also said that family visits are banned and that the Red Cross 
and the World Health Organisation need to put pressure on the occupation 
state to provide sterilizers inside its jails to protect the prisoners.

Nearly 5000 Palestinian prisoners, including 200 children and 700 
patients, are held in Israeli jails. Over 200 suffer from chronic 
diseases and have
weakened immune.

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