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Palestine inmates banned from performing Friday prayers

March 29, 2019 at 7:45 pm

Armed Israeli police stand outside a cell in Ofer Prison on 21 January 2019

The Israeli authorities have banned Palestinian Muslim prison inmates from performing Friday prayers, the Palestinian Prisoners Association asserted on Friday, Anadolu Agency reports.

In a statement, the association said the Israeli Prison Service had informed Palestinian detainees in all Israeli detention facilities that they were no longer permitted to perform Friday prayers.

An estimated 5,700 Palestinians including numerous women and children are currently languishing in prisons across Israel.

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