Rasa - Families of Palestinian prisoners and their advocates staged a sit-in Monday inside the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the blockaded Gaza Strip in solidarity with thousands of inmates held in Israeli jails.
Last week, Sa’di al-Gharabli, a Palestinian prisoner from Gaza, died in Israeli custody due to medical negligence.
Activists say Israel is deliberately turning a blind eye to the condition of Palestinian prisoners amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Palestinian prisoners are also subjected to torture and psychological pressure by the authorities in Israeli prisons. The prisoners are kept in 24 Israeli jails and detention centers. Statistics show that the Israeli regime has detained over 2,000 Palestinians in the first half of this year.
According to prisoners’ advocacy groups, Israel is currently holding about 5,000 Palestinians, including women, children and patients with chronic conditions, behind bars.