Families of Jerusalem Prisoners Protest Reduction of Visits

Families of Palestinian prisoners calling for their release from Israeli jails. (Photo: Activestills.org)

Families of Palestinian prisoners from Jerusalem in Israeli jails organized a sit-in in front of the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to protest a decision made by the committee to limit family visits to prisoners.

The Prisoners Media Office quoted sources in Jerusalem as saying, “Activists have called for a sit-in in front of the ICRC in solidarity with Palestinian hunger-strikers and to refuse the decision made by the ICRC to reduce the number of family visits for Palestinian prisoners.”

The sit-in took place at 5pm today in front of the ICRC.

The ICRC has reduced family visits from twice a month to once only.

(PC, Palestine Today)

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