Detainees in Ansar 3 detention in the Negev desert complained of bad health conditions, delays in visitations and rapidly increasing number of mice and snakes as summer approaches rising the temperature in the desert climate.

Detainee Shukri al-Khawaja, from Na’lin, near Ramallah, and detainee Saed Sharaf, from Nablus, are suffering from ophthalmic diseases, gradually losing their sights while the administration at the Negev detention is ignoring their medical needs.

Shukri was arrested six years ago, and still has to remain one more year in detention, and Saed was arrested two years ago and has seven remaining months.

Detainee Nidal Mansour, from Nablus, was placed in administrative detention over the last three years, and lost one of his eyes as a result of medical neglect, and detainee Mohannad al-Khanafsa, from Abu Dis, was sentenced to six consecutive years, already served three, is currently suffering of very law vision which is gradually decreasing.

Also, detainee Taiseer Omran, from Nablus, is suffering from a kind of bacteria in his blood causing high fever and is only receiving painkilling pills as his main medication.

Parents of the detainees, and after traveling for several hours in order to reach the detention, still have to wait for additional hours until they are allowed to visit their detained family members for a short period of time.

Visitations are conducted from behind bars; no direct body contact is allowed, yet, not even a direct sight contact as a result of the wires and bars.

Yet, the detainees are facing a new threat in detention; as summer is approaching, under the hot and dry desert climate, snakes, mice and bugs become one of the dangerous threats against the detainees in their tents, especially that the administration does not provide the detainees with bug and pesticides.

Arab member of Knesset Abdul-Malik Dahamsha, who visited Ansar detention, and demanded the Israeli security minister Shaul Mofaz to find proper solutions to the problems and threats the detainees are facing.