Palestinian prisoners at the Ramleh Clinic Prison initiated protest steps on Sunday, following the transfer of detainees Fatima Shahin and Ataf Juradat.
According to a press statement from the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, the steps taken include a complete closure of the section, the refusal to receive visits from lawyers, and the return of meals and medications.
The Ramleh Clinic Prison, ominously known as “the slaughterhouse” by Palestinian prisoners, operates as part of the medical system provided by the Israeli occupation prisons’ administration for detainees.
Currently, between 14 to 16 prisoners are enduring harsh health and living conditions, confined permanently in the Ramleh Clinic Prison. The facility fails to meet even the minimum standards for humane living.
The prison is ill-equipped to accommodate disabled prisoners who use wheelchairs, with inadequate facilities for bathrooms and showers. The absence of a proper kitchen within the rooms makes cooking impossible, and female prisoners lack a designated area for themselves.
Additionally, the clinic lacks modern equipment and devices, relying on primitive and outdated tools that are unfit for the detainees’ conditions. The situation is further exacerbated by the severe shortage of specialized medical staff capable of addressing the prisoners’ urgent needs.
The protest shines a spotlight on the dire situation endured by Palestinian detainees, highlighting the urgent need for humanitarian intervention and accountability for the conditions they face in the Ramleh Clinic Prison.