Gaza, ALRAY – 83 Gaza residents left the coastal enclave on Monday morning via Beit Hanoun crossing, Erz, to visit their relatives in the Israeli prisons, the International Committee for the Red Cross(ICRC) announced.
Media official in the ICRC Rama Homeid said, 83 Gazans including 18 children will visit their detained relatives in Rimon Prison.
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 5,200 Palestinian prisoners are held behind the Israeli bars, according to the Ministry of Detainees and Ex-detainees.
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.