Al Dameer: the daily arrests and the violent repression are the main sources of the spread of the Corona virus

Al Dameer: the daily arrests and the violent repression are the main sources of the spread of the Corona virus inside the Israeli prisons,

Al Dameer Association for human rights warns of the increasing number of Palestinian detainees infected with COVID-19 in light of failure to take the necessary preventive measures to prevent spread of Corona virus, this comes as a part of the policy of  deliberate medical neglect adopted by The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) which could lead to physical liquidation of the detainees,

According to  Al Dameer sources, the continuing daily arrests, the violent repression by prisoners and transferring the detainees from prison to another are the main sources of the spread of the Corona virus inside the Israeli prisons,

The number of Palestinian detainees infected with COVID-19 rises to 17 as two infection cases were recently recorded in the prison's section 14, called almiebar  where the new detainees were held, the two detainee are: Hasan Mohamed Shehadeh, from Bethlehem and Salim Mohamed Idris, from Hebro, these information obtained despite the secrecy of the IOF and the difficulty of obtaining information on the true number of detainees infected with COVID-19 especially after the additional isolation measures taken by IOF including stopping visits of detainees’ families and lawyers to the prisons, accordingly, Al Dameer expresses its fear of the spread of the Corona virus among all detainees in light of the failure of the IOF to take urgent and serious precautionary and preventive measures to confront the Corona virus, accordingly,

* It calls on The International Committee of the Red Cross for monitoring prisons and  oversee COVID-19 testing of the detainees.

* It calls on the international community, especially the high contracting parties of the four Geneva Conventions, to promptly move and shoulder their legal and moral responsibilities towards health of the Palestinian detainees.

* It holds the occupation authorities responsible for the lives of the Palestinian detainees and any danger might befall.

 

 

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