60 Palestinian prisoners infected with COVID in Israeli Nafha prison
The Palestinian Prisoners Club announces that 60 Palestinian prisoners in Nafha prison's section 12 have tested positive for COVID-19, and the occupation hid the information from the public.
At least 60 Palestinian prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nafha prison's section 12, Palestinian Prisoners Club revealed Tuesday.
The PPC said the section houses 60 prisoners, all of which have caught COVID-19, and they include elderly and ill Palestinians.
The Israeli occupation's policy of hiding information relating to prisoners and detainees, in addition to not testing prisoners, prevented any legal or official body from having an exact figure on the number of COVID-19 cases since its outbreak in the Israeli prisons.
Ofer prison is undergoing the same issue, as the PPC reported a few days ago that more than half of the detainees had caught the virus, accusing the Israeli occupation of using the pandemic as a tool against Palestinian prisoners.
Palestinian Health Minister Mai Al-Kaila had called on the international community, human rights organizations, and legal institutions to rescue the prisoners incarcerated in the Israeli occupation's prisons, stressing that the Israeli occupation does not care for the wellbeing or health of Palestinians prisoners, "And [it] deliberately practices medical neglect against them."
The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs reported that the Israeli occupation was delaying the PCR test results of Palestinian prisoners, which increases the number of COVID-19 cases within the prison.