IPS mistreatment of Palestinian women and ill prisoners persists

Dozens of Palestinian women have continued to protest “humiliating and oppressive procedures” imposed by the Israel Prison Service (IPS), while Palestinians in Israel’s Ramla prison clinic have complained of medical neglect.
Palestinian women held in HaSharon prison warned that they would undertake measures against abusive IPS policies. 33 women returned their dinners on Monday and refused to enter the prison yard on Tuesday.
The prisoners accused IPS of humiliating strip searches, long journeys from prisons to courts in the company of Israeli civilian prisoners, a continued ban on receiving any objects from visiting relatives, and mistreatment by a female IPS commander in their section of the prison.
Palestinian detainees are deemed “security prisoners” by Israel and “political prisoners” by Palestine — potentially putting the women in harm’s way among the general Israeli prison population.
Full report in Maaan News