Days of Palestine

Thursday, March 23

Palestinian Detainees Continue Disobedience Steps Against Israeli Repressive Measures

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Thousands of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons continued disobedience against the Israeli repressive measures for the 19th consecutive day.

On February 14, The High National Emergency Committee for Palestinian Prisoners Affairs announced the beginning of civil disobedience in response to ongoing Israeli repressive measures including reducing the hours Palestinian prisoners can use the shower area to only one hour a day.

The far-right security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir ordered the IPS to take more punitive measures against Palestinian prisoners. The measures included controlling the amount of water used in the jails and reducing access to bathrooms

The Far-right Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir wasted no time delivering on his plans to create harsher conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Human rights organizations have long condemned Israeli prisons holding Palestinian prisoners for their inhuman treatment of Palestinians.

Palestinian prisoners will resort to hunger strikes by the start of the holy month of Ramadan to fight issues such as solitary confinement, denial of family visits, inadequate medical treatment, and other degrading conditions.

Israeli occupation is holding 4,780 Palestinian detainees, including 160 children, some 30 women, and five Palestinian Legislative Council members. All of them will be affected by Israel’s implementation of punitive measures.