2 June 2020

Red Cross urges Israel to reduce Palestinian inmates

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Tuesday called on Israel to reduce the number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons due to the coronavirus outbreak. reports citing Turkish media.

"Coronavirus is a major challenge for the Israeli detention authorities, but its obligations towards detainees remain in spite of the difficulties due to the current crisis," the committee said.

"We have advised the detention authorities in Israel and the occupied territories to consider reducing the number of detainees," it said.

Red Cross said it understands the concerns of the families of the detainees, adding that it continues visiting prisons to ensure care for Palestinian detainees.

2020.03.31 / 23:18
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