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PA spreads libel Israel is “deliberately” spreading Coronavirus among Palestinian prisoners

Text on screen: “The prisoners are in danger

The prisoners in the occupation’s prisons are being subjected to a policy of deliberate medical neglect (sic) by the [Israeli] prison authority, which is a lethal weapon and one of the means to slowly physically and psychologically murdering the prisoners

This policy has led to the death as a Martyr of more than 70 prisoners in the prisons since 1967

The spreading of the Coronavirus inside the prisons

The number of those harmed [by the Coronavirus] inside the occupation’s prisons has reached 295
The occupation is deliberately transmitting the virus to the prisoners through its [Israeli] prisoners

And it is neglecting their treatment

Israeli Minister of Public Security Amir Ohana demanded that the Israeli prison authority not provide Coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian prisoners (sic., Ohana opposed vaccinating any prisoners until the rest of the public was vaccinated first)”

Libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners - the PA claims that Israel abuses Palestinian prisoners, through medical neglect, medical experiments, and by intentionally infecting them with diseases. However, the International Red Cross regularly visits these prisoners and has not documented or accused Israel of any of these claims. Likewise, lists of demands occasionally issued by the prisoners during hunger strikes - such as during one in 2011 - include no demands relating to these claims. PMW has documented prisoners talking about how they "lack nothing" in the prisons, and that "the worst thing about Israeli prison" is riding in a prison vehicle that has no padding on the seat. When PMW contacted the Israeli Ministry of Health in 2007 regarding PA claims of medical experiments on prisoners, the ministry responded: "Clinical testing on prisoners in prison was never approved, never performed, and is most certainly not taking place at present."

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