CPPS: Prisoners’ Cells ‘Turn into Ovens in Summer’

Thousands of Palestinian prisoners, many held without trial are in Israeli jails. (Photo: via MEMO)

The Center for Palestinian Prisoners Studies has today called on human rights organizations, international pressure groups and the International Committee of the Red Cross to immediately visit Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails to assess the conditions within the prisons, and the conditions of their arrest.

This was called for especially in the Negev desert prisons due to the heat wave which the area is experiencing.

Director of the Center, Dr. Rafaat Hamdouna, who also spent 15 years in Israeli jails, “The heat wave, crowded prison cells, and confiscating of fans have turned prisoners’ cells into unbearable ovens.”

Hamdouna asserted that the failure to monitor Israeli jails, as well as measures taken against prisoners by the Israeli government prison service often results in prisoners’ demands and rights being ignored.

He added that such issues call for serious action in order to pressure the Israeli government to improve these conditions.

(PC, Palestine Today)

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