Israeli occupation’s prison administration imposed collective punishments on Palestinian female prisoners in Damon Prison on Friday, August 4, 2023.
The female prisoners have taken peaceful protest actions since last Sunday, demanding better detention conditions and expressing their rejection of the escalating Israeli measures.
According to a statement from the Palestinian Prisoners Club, the female detainees in Damon Prison have initiated protest actions to advocate for improved detention conditions.
As part of their protest, the female prisoners have returned their food trays and delayed headcounts, also known as security checks. In response, the prison administration imposed collective punitive measures against them.
The statement explained that the measures included section closures, denial of access to public phones, confiscation of belongings, closure of the canteen, and restriction of visitation rights.
These female prisoners endure all the systematic abuse tactics imposed by the prison administration, starting from their arrest until their transfer to interrogation centers and, subsequently, to prisons.
In addition, the Prisoners Club holds the Israeli prison authorities fully responsible for the fate of the female detainees, especially amid the escalating aggression against Palestinian prisoners.
Currently, Damon Prison houses 28 female detainees, while two others are held at the “Ramla Clinic,” and an additional two are incarcerated in “Abu Kabir Civilian Prison,” bringing the overall count of female prisoners to 32.
The female prisoners in Damon Prison face harsh living conditions, experiencing severe physical, psychological, and health challenges.
They endure deprivation of basic necessities and are denied their fundamental rights. Moreover, they voice their complaints about the lack of privacy due to constant surveillance cameras monitoring the prison facilities around the clock.