Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Medical neglect on the rise in Hadarim Prison, nine more refugee camp arrests/raids

Ramallah / PNN – During early morning invasions of the West Bank Israeli forces arrested nine Palestinians.

Break-ins included Nablus and it’s Balata Refugee Camp. Jalazone Refugee Camp in northern Ramallah was also hit along with the southern city of Hebron.

An Israeli military source said the Palestinians were on a list of the “wanted,” which at times is said to include thousands of people.

Currently some 11,000 Palestinians are being held in Israeli prisons, many without charge or trial. Medical neglect is rampant, along with violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society reported today that the Israeli prison administration in Hadarim Prison has increased restrictions on Palestinian political prisoners and is engaging in more widespread medical neglect.