Israeli Occupation Public Prosecution requested that the Palestinian detainee Ahmed Manasra’s isolation be extended for an additional six months during a hearing session held by the Israeli occupation court Sunday, 13 November 2022.
“I appeal to everyone to continue standing by my son. Ahmed’s case is miserable,” said Ahmed’s mother following the court session.
She added, “My son is a child, when he touched my finger today his body started to shake.”
“Today we saw Ahmed, I was hoping to see my son in a better condition. We demand that Ahmed be released from solitary confinement as he needs treatment and treatment.” Ahmed’s father said.
Ahmed Manasra, 20, who hailed from Beit Hanina, north of occupied Jerusalem was arrested at the age of 13 while he was wounded by Israeli occupation forces on October 12, 2015.
He has been held in solitary confinement since early November 2021 despite his deteriorated mental condition due to the harsh conditions of his detention, solitary confinement, and more tragically, the isolation away from his family.
Despite Ahmad’s aggravated mental health conditions, Israeli occupation authorities have repeatedly rejected requests by Ahmad’s lawyers for his early release.
Ahmad who was diagnosed with schizophrenia is suffering from psychotic delusions and is severely depressed with suicidal thoughts, according to psychological staff following up on his case.
Manasra is one of nearly 400 Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons. Palestinian children are routinely subject to torture and abuse under interrogation, solitary confinement during interrogation, beating and kicking by Israeli occupation troops, threats of sexual assault, and other forms of abuse.