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Palestinian prisoners in Israel return food portions protesting punitive measures, says PPS

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails today returned their food portions and closed their sections in protest against the Israeli Prison Services (IPS) policies that aim to strip them from their rights while exploiting the current COVID-19 situation to punish them, according to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

The PPS said that instead of helping the prisoners deal with the coronavirus disease, the IPS removed from the prisons’ canteens 140 items, including essential cleaning material required to provide protection against coronavirus.

It said the prisoners were also denied visits by their families and lawyers under the pretext of coronavirus measures while not doing anything for them inside the crowded and closed-in prison cells.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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