The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs reported, Sunday, July 30, 2023, that underage Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons are enduring harsh and inhumane conditions, lacking the minimum international standards for children’s rights.
According to attorney Heba Igbariya’s visit to the prisons, the suffering of Palestinian prisoners encompasses all aspects of life, including insufficient and poor-quality food, lack of hygiene, infestations of insects, confinement in poorly ventilated and poorly lit rooms with high temperatures, medical neglect and inadequate healthcare, isolation from the outside world, deprivation of family visits, as well as verbal abuse, physical violence, and horrifying intimidation during raids on sections.
The number of underage prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons exceeds 170 minors, with 48 of them held in the Ashbal section of the Damon prison.
Targeting and pursuing children is a dangerous indicator through which the Israeli occupation seeks to terrorize and psychologically pressurize the young generation, aiming to sow fear within them.
The commission emphasized that these assaults demonstrate the cruelty of the prison administration towards prisoners of all ages, amid the absence of human rights institutions and the disregard for all humanitarian treaties and conventions.