The Palestinian Prisoner Society has said that female prisoners in Israel's Hasharon Prison are suffering from difficult, and deteriorating, medical and living conditions which cannot be tolerated. Israel, claims the society, is now mixing Jewish criminal prisoners with Palestinian political detainees to the extent that only a plastic door separates the two groups. Prisoners' rights groups fear that the next step will be complete mixing of the two categories.
In a press statement sent to Quds Press on Sunday, April 1, the Prisoner Society added, "Despite the demands of the prisoners to improve their conditions, and provide them with the minimum humanitarian requirements, the prison administration also refuses to remove surveillance cameras." This, it claims, makes it particularly difficult for Palestinian women prisoners whose every move, even in personal situations, is monitored.