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Report finds that Israel continues to violate Palestinian prisoners' rights

February 10, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Israel prevents a third of Palestinian prisoners family visits based on Israeli prisons service’s “security reasons,” a report revealed.

The report by the Palestinian Prisoners Club, said that there was no basis for the Israeli prison service to prevent family members visiting prisoners.

According to the report, more than 30 per cent of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have been deprived of family visits. “This is a candid violation of the fourth Geneva Convention regarding deprivation of family visits under false pretexts,” the report said.

Findings of this report came after a notable increase of Israeli violations against Palestinians prisoners.

On Monday morning, the Waed Association for Prisoners and Freed Prisoners said that the Israeli prison service had transferred prisoner Dirar abu-Sisi to an Israeli hospital due to a severe deterioration of his health.

Abu-Sisi was kidnaped by Israeli intelligence services from Ukraine more than two years ago. He has been in solitary confinement since. He lost more than a third of his weight and suffered sight, brain and stomach problems and been denied proper medical treatment.