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72 Gaza families visit their relatives in Israeli prisons
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Gaza, ALRAY  - Israeli occupation allowed a new batch of Gaza families to visit their relatives held in Nafha Prison, south of the pre 1948 occupied Palestine, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) announced.

ICRC spokesperson Nasser al-Najjar said, 72 Gazans including 7 children crossed Beit Hanoun crossing, Erez Monday at dawn to visit 46 prisoners in Nafaha Prison.

The Palestinian families have the right to visit their relatives in the Israeli prisons under the international law and conventions.

Israeli occupation imposes restrictions on the detainees’ families including banning the entry of food and books to prisoners.

The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) put barriers between the prisoners and their relatives during the visits to prevent them from contacting directly.

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 signing al-Karama agreement between the Palestinian prisoners and the IPS under the Egyptian auspices.

More than 5,000 Palestinians including 490 from the Gaza strip  have been held in Israeli prisons under hard condition while 206 prisoners were died due to medical negligence.  

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