Muhjat al-Quds Foundation for Martyrs and Prisoners has accused the Israeli prison service (IPS) of persisting in banning lawyers from visiting Palestinian prisoners Mohamed Salem and Yehya Maqboul.
According to Muhjat al-Quds, prisoners Salem and Maqbou have been barred from meeting their lawyers for the 29th consecutive day under the pretext that there is a security decision in this regard.
Salem and Maqboul were arrested on May 31, 2022, and transferred immediately to the Petah Tikva interrogation center.
The foundation also said that prisoner Tamim Salem, the brother of prisoner Mohamed Salem, is also prohibited from seeing any lawyer, adding that he was transferred recently from the jail to an interrogation center.
The foundation strongly denounced IPS for depriving those prisoners of seeing lawyers, describing the measure as “arbitrary, punitive, and a blatant violation of the international law.”
It called on human rights groups and the Red Cross to intervene to pressure Israeli jailers to stop their repressive measures against the Palestinian prisoners and enable them to meet their lawyers.