As the state of emergency continues in the West Bank and Israel in the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus, Palestinians are worried about their relatives held in Israeli prisons.

The fears of an outbreak of the virus in the prisons were compounded by reports that an inmate at the Ashkelon prison was removed as a precaution after being examined by an Israeli doctor who suspected him of being infected.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS), 19 out of 35 prisoners detained with the inmate in the same department were immediately isolated on Friday.

“We have official confirmation from the lawyers

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