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Palestinian families turned back from visiting detained loved ones

While Israel claims it turned them back due to not having 3rd dose of COVID vaccine, Prisoners' Club says they do.

Jerusalem24 – The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club said in a statement today, that Israeli forces have returned dozens of Palestinian families headed to visit their loved ones in the prisons of Hadarim, Beersheba and Ofer.

This is the third time it occurs, with the Israelis claiming that they did not receive the third dose of the COVID vaccine.

In the statement, the Prisoners Club said that many of the people whom they transferred have already received the vaccine. However, the soldiers at the military checkpoints still removed them from the Red Cross busses transporting them.

Palestinian women holding a picture of a family member detained by Israel, attending a rally calling for the release of all Palestinian detainees. Outside the Red Cross office in Gaza City, September 15, 2008. (Photo Credit: Wissam Nassar/Flash 90)

It is note worthy that the Israeli prions administration has not announced any change in its procedures regarding visitations either.

The Palestinian prisoners’ club called on the International Committees of the Red Cross to uphold its role in securing the visits of Palestinian detainees without hindrance, as they are the party with the main responsibility for this issue.

The Prisoners’ Club claims that the Israeli authorities are taking advantage of the epidemic to impose more depriving procedures and transform some temporary measures into fixed policies.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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