22 Palestinian women in Israeli jails
By Ola Attalah, Saturday, March 08, 2014
GAZA CITY – Twenty-two Palestinian women suffer tough human conditions in Israeli jails, the Gaza Strip`s Ministry of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs said Saturday.
In a statement marking the International Women`s Day, the ministry said that Israel continues to violate the rights of Palestinian women.
It said that as many as 15,000 Palestinian women have been detained by Israel since 1967 and that the detainees experience "extremely bad" conditions.
"Israel practices the worst types of physical and psychological torture against female Palestinian detainees," the ministry said.
Meanwhile, the Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners` Club said that six Palestinian female prisoners in Israeli jails suffer different diseases.
Israel is currently detaining 5,200 Palestinians, including 80 with serious illnesses, according to the Ministry of Detainees in Gaza.
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