Monthly Newsletter- August 2020

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16 September 2020

Since the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the occupied Palestinian territories, Palestinian administrative detainees have been a major concern due to the serious health negligence, over crowding and the general inadequat living conditions in Israeli prisons. Despite many demands by civil society groups to protect Palestinian detainees and release all ill and eldery administrative detainees due to their higher risk for severe illness, and various calls to the Israeli Prison Service to implement the relevant measures and guidelines of prevention and sanitization. However, the Israeli occupation has taken no action, and the IFO continues to carry out dozens of arrests, notwithstanding the alarming threat and spread of the Virus, the capacities of detention centers and military prisons or any guidelines of prevention and distancing.