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Palestine Prisoners’ Committee Appeals To Help Prisoners As Fierce Storm Approaches

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RAMALLAH, February 18, 2015 (WAFA) – As a possible winter storm is expected to hit the region over the weekend, the Detainees and ex-Detainees Affairs Committee Wednesday called upon the international red crescent and other international humanitarian organizations to promptly intervene and provide Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails with the much needed winter supplies.

As the Palestinian territory is expected to be affected by a cold front at the end of this week, the committee appealed for the provision of heating methods and warm winter clothes and blankets to Palestinian prisoners detained in Israeli cells that fail to meet the minimum standard conditions.

Palestinian prisoners are held in overcrowded cells that lack basic health standards, including the infestation of insects and rats, extreme cold and lack of heating methods, and wastewater leakage into their cells, which further aggravates their already poor conditions.

Last month, the Palestinian region was hit by…

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