Gaza, ALRAY – The Israeli occupation authorities canceled on Monday the visits of Gaza prisoners’ families to their sons in Israeli jails for the Jewish holidays.
As of this Monday, the Israeli authorities imposed a security codon on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, due to the Jewish holidays that last for varying days during April and May.
Commonly, the prisoners’ families start their journey out of the Gaza Strip through the Beit Hanoun (Erez) checkpoint, where every Monday they visit an Israeli prison where their sons jailed.
The families’ visits coincide with a sit-in held by the families of prisoners in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Jerusalem in front of the headquarters of the Red Cross in solidarity with their children and to calling for their release.
More than 6,000 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli jails amid harsh living conditions, including 350 prisoners from the Gaza Strip. About 206 prisoners have been killed as a result of the policy of medical negligence in Israeli prisons.