Iran condemns ‘abhorrent’ assault on female Palestinian prisoners
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson condemns the Israeli crackdown on Palestinian female prisoners and calls out the West for their double standards.
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani strongly condemned the Israeli aggression against Palestinian women at "Damon" Prison in the occupied territories, following reports that the female detainees were abused and violently beaten.
“Beating female Palestinian inmates in #ZionistRegime’s Damon Prison [is] abhorrent,” Nasser Kanaani tweeted late on Tuesday.
He also denounced Western governments’ double standards on human rights and women’s rights. “Do self-proclaimed rights defenders in Europe & US believe #HumanRights and women’s rights apply to Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s horrifying jails?” he asked rhetorically.
Beating female Palestinian inmates in #ZionistRegime's Damon Prison abhorrent.— Nasser Kanaani (@IRIMFA_SPOX) January 31, 2023
Do self-proclaimed rights defenders in Europe & US believe #HumanRights and women's rights apply to Palestinian prisoners in Israel's horrifying jails? pic.twitter.com/HQXdmqvGcJ
The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) issued a statement yesterday saying that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) had physically abused and beaten female Palestinian detainees within "Damon" Prison.
The NGO also stated that Israeli prison authorities enforced a number of coercive measures on female prisoners, including confiscation of their electronic devices and personal goods.
According to the PPS, tensions rose in Damon Prison after Israeli authorities assaulted prisoners' spokeswoman Yasmine Shaaban and held her in solitary confinement.
Hamas condemns vicious assault
The report also led the Gaza-based Hamas resistance movement to condemn the heinous assault on Palestinian captives, saying that "Israel's" rising abuses against Palestinian inmates would not go unpunished.
The organization stated that the Palestinian nation will not abandon the prisoners in their fight and urged young Palestinians to combat Israeli crimes using all available means.
More than 7,000 Palestinians are currently imprisoned in 17 Israeli jails, with several serving multiple life sentences.
Kanaani's statement comes after the Israeli occupation launched a large-scale campaign of brutal repression against Palestinian prisoners, most notably female prisoners, in the wake of failed talks between the prisoners' representatives and the occupation's Prison Service.
Simultaneously, the Waed Prisoners' Association announced that 120 prisoners in Al-Naqab Prison are continuing their hunger strike after the occupation refused to halt repressive Israeli measures against them.
The Palestinian Prisoners' Information Office confirmed that the Palestinian prisoners closed all sections in all occupation prisons in the "Ofer, Megiddo, Al-Naqab, and Damon" prisons, protesting the occupation's punitive measures against them.