Lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoners Society, Jamal Abteely, visited Qadumim detention camp, and said that several detainees complained of abuse and torture in addition to the lack of medical equipment and medication.

Detainee Rami Mithqal Dharaghmeh, from Tubas, north of the West Bank, said that the detainees are suffering from bad food, absence of hot drinks, absence of cleaning tools, and most of all extreme heat in the tight cells.

Rami added that several detainees are in immediate medical attention, while the prison lacks doctors or even nurses.

Rami added that one of the detainees, Suleiman Abed-Rabbu, suffers from “Renal Stones”, and is in urgent need of medical attention, in addition to detainee Hassan Abbas who suffers from Ulcer and weak heart beats.

Among the detainees who complained of abuse and torture, the lawyer specified the following names;

1. Baha’ Fahmi Shamasneh, 20, from Tulkarem.

2. Fares Ahmad Fsoul, 30, from Salfit, suffers from heart problems.

3. Nader Azmi Abu Hleyyel, 30, from Hebron.

Qadumim detention is considered a “passage way” to the detainees, since the detainees are transferred to it are not “convicted”; they are held there after their arrest and remain until they are transferred to other detention camps.

The detention was opened after the beginning of Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2000, and is located near Qadumim settlement erected 15km east of Qalqilia (between Qalqilia and Nablus).

There are eight small rooms in Qadumim; each room can barely fit for two or three detainees, while soldiers hold more than six or seven detainees in each room.

The detainees in Qadumim complained several times of harsh living conditions, and bad treatment, in addition to insufficient food, lack of mattresses and covers.

Army tries to control the daily life of the detainees and only allows them to go out of their cells and use the toilets three times a day.

Detainees before being allowed to use the toilets are lined up under the rain and wind in winter, or extreme heat in summer time, and then they are allowed to use the only toilet present in the detention.