The Palestinian Prisoner Club has shed light Monday, July 10, 2023, on the escalating hardships Palestinian prisoners face in the Negev prison.
Despite a ruling by the Supreme Court of the occupation that mandates a specific allotted space for each prisoner, the number of detainees continues to rise unabated.
The Palestinian Prisoner Club issued a statement on Monday, underscoring the exacerbation of suffering in the Negev prison, known as one of the largest central penitentiaries, housing approximately 1,400 Palestinian prisoners.
Disturbingly, most of the rooms now accommodate an additional two prisoners beyond their intended capacity, forcing some prisoners to sleep on the floor.
This overcrowding issue permeates throughout various sections of the prison.
The repercussions of this overcrowding crisis have permeated the daily lives of the prisoners, affecting them on multiple levels and exacerbating their already challenging detention circumstances, the Palestinian Prisoners Club added.
Consequently, the prisoners are demanding legal action to be taken, compelling the administration of the occupation prisons to adhere to the allocated space for each prisoner.
They emphasize that if the administration of the occupation prisons continues to disregard this pressing issue, the prisoners will be compelled to resort to further forms of nonviolent protest and struggle.
The situation facing Palestinian prisoners in Negev Prison serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need to address the plight of detainees and ensure that their basic human rights are respected and upheld.