More than 100 Palestinian prisoners have been infected with the Coronavirus in Israel’s Ofer prison.
All the cases have been identified in section 22 in Ofer prison, where 160 Palestinian prisoners are held.
Earlier Sunday, seven prisoners also tested positive for COVID-19 in Ofer prison.
Ten other Palestinian prisoners o tested positive for COVID-19 in Eshel – Beersheba prison, including the longest-serving Palestinian prisoner Nael Barghouti.
Spending 34 years in prison, Barghouti was released as part of the 2011 prisoner exchange deal.
Later, Israeli forces rearrested him in June 2014 along with dozens of other Palestinian ex-prisoners, reinstating his sentence of life imprisonment and 18 years.
As a whole, he spent 42 years behind Israeli bars.
His wife, Iman Nafe’a, expressed deep concern over his safety, especially since he has been not vaccinated against Covid-19.
She further held Israel responsible for his life in light of its deliberate medical negligence policy against Palestinian sick prisoners, calling for urgent intervention to save prisoners’ lives before it is too late.
Last week, three Palestinian female prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number of infected female prisoners has risen to ten.
The total number of infections among Palestinian inmates has risen to 410 since April 2021.
The Israeli occupation authorities detain about 4,650 Palestinians, including 34 women, 160 minors, and 500 administrative detainees.