The International Committee of the Red Cross has been urged to follow up on the health situation of seven Palestinian female prisoners after they tested positive for COVID-19 in Israeli jails.
The seven infected prisoners are: Shurooq Doyat, Ruba Asi, Shatha Odeh, Tasneem Al-Assad, and Fadwa Hamada, Shurooq Al-Badan and Nourhan Awad.
Palestinian rights groups have raised deep concern over the spread of the coronavirus in the Israeli prisons amid total disregard on the part of the Israeli authorities.
The rights groups further called on the Red Cross to follow up on the prisoners’ health situation, especially those who suffer difficult health problems.
The Israeli authorities had earlier closed Damon prison, moving all the 33 female prisoners to the quarantine, further exacerbating their difficult detention conditions.
Last year, 178 Palestinian women and girls were detained by Israel from different parts of the occupied territories.