Soldiers assaulted a detainee after he asked them to use the toilets at the end of a court session where he was prosecuted in the Negev detention camp on Monday.

Palestinian sources said that Haidar Abu Al-Rob was repeatedly clubbed and beaten to his head and body while he was handcuffed.

Naela Ateyya, the lawyer of Abu Al-Rob, said that he is suffering from a disease in his intestines in addition to several other health problems, and that he was in pain during the court session.

Ateyya added that Abu Al-Rob is not receiving the needed medication in the detention.

Meanwhile, Ateyya said she and a Lawyer from Mandela Institute, Botheina Doqmaq, attempted to stop the soldiers but they threatened to shoot them and pushed them away.

Both lawyers said that they noticed stains of blood under the skin of the head of the detainee after soldiers assaulted him from more than five minutes.

The lawyers added that they managed to learn details about the soldiers and their ranks. They demanded transferring the detainee for medical checkups and examination in order to check his condition and document the assault.

Prior to launching their hunger strike August 15 and 18 in some detention camps and prisons, Palestinian detainees said that one of the main reasons behind the strike was the conditions they are forced to endure.

Inhumane treatment and continuous assaults are imposed on them daily while in detention.

Prisons and detention camps lack all basic necessities needed in everyday life, above all, bad health conditions and lack of medical treatment and medications.

Main reasons behind the hunger strike carried out by the political detainees were the inadequate food, unhygienic conditions due to a refusal to give detainees the proper cleaning supplies, and bugs and insects; all contribute to making the situation in the detention camps unfit for human use, reports the Palestinian Prisoners Society.

Prisoners also demanded the removal of the barrier during the family visits, which separates the detainees from their families and bars them from having direct body contact with them.

According to statistics of the Palestinian Prisoners Society there are 800 detainees who are in immediate need of medical attention, including some cases where surgery is needed.

The Society said that there has been a critical deterioration in detention camps in the last three years, as prison administrators refuse to listen to the demands of the detainees.

According to a study conducted by the P.A. Ministry of Detainees Affairs, there are now 890 sick detainees in Israeli detention camps suffering from different kinds of diseases.

Among this number, 19 detainees suffer from heart diseases and high blood pressure, 19 suffer from abdominal diseases, and 15 from neurological diseases.