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This information comes from the brochure “Enfermés au mépris du droit, les Palestiniens dans les prisons israéliennes”[Locked up in disregard to law, Palestinians in Israeli prisons, (only in French)] provided by the Platform of French NGOs for Palestine.

“Food is of poor quality, and in insufficient quantity. It only covers half the prisoners’ needs. The other half needs to be provided by families or purchased for very high prices at the “canteen”.”

This information comes from the brochure “Enfermés au mépris du droit, les Palestiniens dans les prisons israéliennes” [Locked up in disregard to law, Palestinians in Israeli prisons,“(only in French)] provided by the Platform of French NGOs for Palestine.

“Prisons are overpopulated, dirty, and infected with insects. Toilets often consist of a hole in the ground or a bucket in the cell, leading to infections and contagious illnesses. Prisoners, who sleep on a thin mattress placed directly on the floor, suffer from the cold in winter and the heat in summer, particularly when the “buildings” are metal containers or tents. For months on end, they are forced to wear the clothing in which they were arrested, including when it is covered with blood following a violent arrest. Soap is severely rationed and hygiene products are very rare, including for female prisoners.

Families are prohibited from providing clothing, blankets, and hygiene products to remedy this situation.“

This information comes from the brochure “Enfermés au mépris du droit, les Palestiniens dans les prisons israéliennes” [Locked up in disregard of the law, Palestinians in Israeli prisons,(only in French)] provided by the Platform of French NGOs for Palestine.

“These particularly difficult detention conditions cause the appearance of multiple illnesses, which affect 25% of prisoners who in fact arrived, for the most part, young and in good health. In most cases, sick prisoners are prescribed painkillers and denied real treatment. Never treated, illnesses often evolve into very severe mental or physical chronic illnesses. Recourse to specialists external to the prison and to necessary surgical interventions only occurs when the illnesses are at an irreversible stage.”