The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs stated Monday, July 10, 2023, that the tragic situation that Palestinian prisoners face in Nafha prison isolation has exceeded the most basic human and moral standards.
The commission’s lawyer, Youssef Mattia, conveyed a clear picture and accurate details that reflect the difficult situation of “Nafha” isolation on behalf of the Palestinian prisoner Hassan Fahd Arar (41) from Ramallah, who has been isolated since May 18, 2023, under the pretext of a speech he gave at the time of planning a strike in Ofer prison.
The isolation section lacks all necessities of life; the food is very poor there, and Palestinian prisoners are beaten and assaulted on a daily basis. During the day, they might be deprived of a break or from a napkin or a pillow at night and all their stuff is confiscated, even papers and pencils.
Isolated prisoners tried by all means to protest against the poor conditions of their isolation, so the prison administration fined them 450 shekels, and deprived them of the cantina and denied their family visits for two months.
Israeli occupation authorities currently hold some 4900 Palestinians in prisons, including 160 children and 31 women.