Days of Palestine – Ramallah
The Commission for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs said in a statement that the Palestinian female prisoners are languishing in “Damon” prison, which was established in the British era as a tobacco warehouse.
The Commission stated that thirty-three Palestinian female prisoners are living under bad conditions in Damon Israeli jail, including 13 mothers, a minor, and a prisoner sentenced to administrative prison.
The Commission added that there are a number of female prisoners suffering from very difficult health conditions, most notably the case of the Jerusalemite captive, Israa Al-Jaabis, who is 36 years old, who was arrested on October 11, 2015, and was sentenced to 11 years.
Al-Jaabis suffered first, second, and third-degree burns, which burned more than 60% of her body and face, which caused her to lose a number of her fingers and major deformities in her body, and damages that caused her features to change completely.
Al-Jaabis needs health care and more surgeries, and her suffering is exacerbated in light of the continuation of the policy of deliberate medical neglect.
The female prisoners suffer from difficult living conditions, including the presence of cameras in the yard and high humidity in the rooms during the winter period.
Their bathrooms do not have proper doors and they have to improvise with materials. The transportation within the system also constitutes additional torment for them, especially those who suffer from diseases.
Another systematic practice of Israeli prison authorities is to delay necessary medical treatment to the prisoners, especially the wounded, many of whom suffer the impacts of their injuries with no medical attention.