Lawyer of the Nafha Society for Defending the Rights of the Detainees, Sana’ Dweik, stated that she met with three detainees in Holi-Qidar – Bir Sheva Israeli detention facility who informed her that several detainees are barred from their visitation rights without any apparent causes of explanations by the prison administration.Dweik met with detainees Mohammad Sabha, from Anabta village near Tulkarem, detainees Hamza Saleh Taqtouq, from Nablus, and Ziad Al Jayyousi, from Tulkarem. The three are the representatives of the detainees in that detention facility.
Detainee Mohammad Sabha told Dweik that the conditions at the facility are very bad, and that the administration is violating the rights of the detainees.
Sabha stated that the food is bad even when the detainees have to buy it from the canteen for high prices, the rooms are small and overcrowded, and that the detainees are not allowed out of their rooms for extended periods.
Sabha also said that several detainees are barred from their visitation rights without any apparent reason, and that the administration continues attacks them and continues to violate their rights.
He added that those detainees have not been able to see their parents since long periods.
Holi-Qidar – Bir Sheva prison contained three sections labeled as 7, 8 and 9, each section contains nineteen rooms, and each room contains eight detainees.
147 detainees in the facility are members of Hamas, 224 are members of Fateh, 71 members of the Islamic Jihad, and 11 from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.