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PLO, PA and Red Cross confirm there are no Palestinian prisoners with Coronavirus, Israel is responsible for prisoners’ health

Headline: “There are no Coronavirus patients among the prisoners”

“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr, [PA] Minister of Health Mai Al-Kaila, and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed that there are no Coronavirus patients among the members of the prisoners’ movement in the occupation’s prisons.

The senior officials emphasized during a meeting that was held yesterday [March 19, 2020]… that the news items that were disseminated yesterday regarding four prisoners who are sick with the Coronavirus at the Megiddo Prison are not true, and that these prisoners in wing 4 were quarantined as a preventative step for investigation purposes.

The Commission of Prisoners’ [Affairs] also… held the occupation fully responsible for the lives and health of the male and female prisoners who are in their prisons, because [the occupation authorities] are progressing slowly in supplying health and safety measures for the prisoners in all of the prisons and detention centers.”


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