Days Of Palestine – Ramallah
As the Arab world is marking Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 21, there are still 19 Palestinian mothers in Israeli jails, being deprived of seeing their children or even talking with them over the phone.
“The occasion of Mother’s Day has come this year during exceptional circumstances that have compounded the female prisoners’ suffering in light of the mounting concern about the spread of the coronavirus disease,” the Palestinian Prisoner Center for Studies (PPCS) said in a press release on Saturday.
“Halting visits for fear that the coronavirus may spread has doubled the female detainees’ suffering, for it is the only way they have to communicate with their families and check on them as the occupation deprives them of being in contact with them by phone,” PPCS added.
Some of those mothers have infants and suffer from great anxiety as they are constantly thinking about the conditions of their children and how they live, PPCS underlined.
PPCS has appealed to human rights groups and women’s institutions to urgently intervene to put an end to the suffering of mothers in Israeli jails and work on having them released and reunited with children.