The Islamic Jihad Movement urged the international community not to remain silent on Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Yousuf al-Hasayna, member of the political bureau of the group, said in a statement: “Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, the world and the international community still turn a blind eye to the worst crimes against humanity, such as the arrests of Arabs and Palestinians, medical negligence, torture and sham trials against them.”

In Israeli prisons, there are approximately 5,000 Palestinian prisoners, including 43 women, 180 children and 700 patients.

Palestinians Prisoner’s Commission reported three guardians tested positive for coronavirus

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