Palestinian minors endure harsh detention conditions in Israeli prisons

5 months ago

Twenty Palestinian minors being held in the Israeli prison of “Damon” suffer from very harsh incarceration conditions and deliberate negligence.

In a press statement on Sunday, the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs said that the Israeli prison administration is “deliberately” neglecting the difficult conditions in which the Palestinian minors are held.

The Commission explained that Section 1 in the “Damon” prison, in which the minors are incarcerated, is not “suitable for humans to live.”

“The minors are held in cells that lack ventilation and lighting and smell bad as the bathrooms are located inside the rooms and without doors attached to them,” the Commission added.

The Israeli prison service, the Commission continued, also deprives the Palestinian minor of hot water for bathing.

Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Palestinian minors are at serious risk of a Covid-19 infection since they are expose to direct contact with the prison guards, the Commission pointed out.

The Commission noted that the yard in which the minors are allowed to use for their daily walk is a mere passage outside their cells.