Palestinian detainee in solitary confinement in Israeli jail for 130 days

7 months ago

Palestinian detainee Omar Kharwat has been held in solidarity confinement in an Israeli prison for the 130th day in a row.

In a press statement on Wednesday, the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs reported that the Israeli prison administration has been incarcerating Kharwat in solitary confinement after moving him from the “Rimon” prison last March to the “Ayalon” prison.  

Then, the Commission added, Kharwat was transferred to solitary confinement in the “Megiddo” prison where he is held in harsh detention conditions.

Given four life sentences, Kharwat, a resident of Hebron, has been imprisoned since 2002, the Commission explained.

The Commission pointed out that solitary confinement is the harshest punishment imposed by the Israeli prison service against Palestinian detainees. 

Over the past few years, placing Palestinian detainees in solitary confinement for long periods of time has become a systemic practice by the Israeli prison administration against Palestinian prisoners.