Gaza, ALRAY - 79Gaza residents left the coastal enclave on Monday morning via Beit Hanoun crossing, Erz, to visit their relatives in the Israeli jails, according to Head of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners’ Association Tawfiqn Abu-Naem.
He told ALRAY that about 97 Gazans including 11 children visited their detained relatives in Nafha Prison.
Abu Naem pointed out that the Israeli occupation imposes restrictions on the detainees’ families including banning the entry of food and books to prisoners.
The Israeli Prison Services (IPS) put barriers between the prisoners and their relatives during the visit to prevent them from contacting directly.
About 420 Palestinian prisoners are held behind the Israeli bars.
It is noteworthy that family visits stopped and then resumed after the prisoners had launched an open-ended hunger strike lasted for 28 days in 2012 which led to the signing of al-Karama Agreement between prisoners and the IPS under the Egyptian auspices.