Some of those with the virus are elderly or have chronic health conditions.
The prison’s administration has refused to disclose the full numbers of prisoners infected with Covid. They have also failed to provide the necessary coronavirus tests for prisoners who are in contact with those who have the virus.
Elsewhere, more than half of the Palestinian prisoners inside Ofer prison were found to have the virus last week, bringing the number of those infected there to 500. The prison’s total population is 1,000.
And at Damon prison the number of female Palestinian prisoners with coronavirus has risen to 10, after three new cases were discovered.
According to Palestinian human rights organisations, the number of unwell inmates in the occupation’s prisons reached 600 last year, including four prisoners with cancer and 14 prisoners with varying tumours.
The Palestinian Prisoner Club NGO said that until the end of December last year, the number of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in occupation prisons has reached around 4,600, including 500 administrative prisoners, 34 female prisoners and 160 minors.