AL QUDS-Thursday, after her visit to Damon Prison, the lawyer for the Commission for Prisoners and Former Prisoners, Hanan al-Khatib,…
revealed details about the terrible circumstances under which Palestinian female prisoners are interrogated and detained in Israeli jails. This was reported by the Infopal website.
Al-Khatib cited the case of prisoner Dunia Jaradat, 26, who was arrested on Aug. 7, 2022, after Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stormed her home in Jenin, West Bank, without informing her of the reason for her arrest.
“Although my hand was broken, I was handcuffed during the arrest,” Jaradat said, adding that she was then detained in Al-Jalame prison for investigation for 14 days before being transferred to Damon prison.
“The toilet is a hole in the floor, it stinks, the blankets are dirty and without a pillow, the light is annoying,” she added.
Al-Khatib explained that the prisoner Jaradat suffers from permanent headaches due to the presence of water in her brain, which requires a monthly examination, “but so far she has not been visited,” in addition to severe pain in her hand due to the fracture.
Al-Khatib also mentioned the case of 50-year-old Etaf Jaradat, who was imprisoned in 2021 after her three children were arrested and her house demolished.
“Etaf started to suffer from high blood pressure and tachycardia and is receiving 8 types of medication as she presented stroke symptoms twice and was transferred to the hospital several times, all as a result of her arrest.”
There are 29 inmates in Damon prison, seven of whom are mothers, in addition to four others locked up in the Petah Tikva interrogation center.
For its part, the Palestine Prisoners Society (PPS) reported that the Zionist regime’s prison administration forced Palestinian prisoners to undergo security checks after they refused, in protest against their conditions of detention.
Early Monday, Palestinian prisoners in all detention centers decided to return meals as part of protests against the Israeli prison service’s repressive measures.