Commission of Detainees’ Affairs: Complicated living conditions and torture against detainees in Naqab prison

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Commission of Detainees’ Affairs:

Complicated living conditions and torture against detainees in Naqab prison

May 12, 2024

The Commission of Detainees’ Affairs revealed the living and detention conditions of Palestinian detainees held in Naqab prison, which are imposed on them according to the escalation policy pursued since October 7.

The Commission emphasized, according to its lawyer’s visit, that the IPS is still holding detainees in very narrow sections, where each room accommodates 10 detainees at least and 15 in some rooms. The IPS prevents detainees from praying and reading the Holy Qur’an as well.

The lawyer stated that detainees are exposed to intense beat, humiliation and ill-treatment, where they avoid going to the prison’s clinic for fear of being attacked.

Detainees informed the lawyer that the food tastes bad and served without sugar and salt, which caused weight loss due to malnutrition.

Among these inhumane practices imposed on detainees in Naqab prison, they got provided with water for only one hour to bathe, in the light of the lack of clothes and preventing them of changing since October 7. They also said that there are no windows in their rooms, which exposes them to skin diseases due to the lack of ventilation and sunlight. Moreover, the IPS cuts off the electricity from 7:00 pm- 6:00 am, and they are allowed to go to the prison’s courtyard for an hour each 10 days at its finest.

According to the lawyer, the following detainees were subjected to intense beat, abuse and humiliation:
. Usama Jabri, 23, from Nablus, detained since 2/5/2002, and lost 20 kilograms of his weight
. Detainee Ibrahim Shalhoub, detained since 25/6/2023
. Detainee Sami Radi Assi, detained since 15/10/2023, and has fractures in the chest
. Detainee Mahmoud Abu Usbaa, detained since 22/2/2011, suffers from problems in the urinary tract, allergy in the skin and toothache.