90 families of Gaza prisoners left the coastal enclave, on Monday at dawn, to visit their sons in Nafha prison via Erez crossing to the north of Gaza city.Director of Media in International Committee of the Red Cross, Nasser al-Najjar, told Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency that 90 families, including 14 children, headed to Nafha prison to visit 54 prisoners.

Al-Najjar pointed out that, family visits to the Israeli prisons have been resumed recently after being banned between 2007 – 2011.

At the end of December, 2013, 4,768 Palestinian security detainees and prisoners were being held in Israeli prisons, 317 of them from the Gaza Strip, according to Al Ray.

An additional 1,284 Palestinians were held in Israel Prison Service facilities for being in Israel illegally, 20 of them from the Gaza Strip.