2024-05-23 Time: 22:41:32 (Jerusalem)

(120) detainees held in Itzion detention center, suffering from complicated life conditions

الموقع الاخباري الرسمي لمنظمة التحرير الفلسطينية

(120) detainees held in Itzion detention center, suffering from complicated life conditions

April 21, 2024

The Commission of Detainees’ Affairs stated that Itzion detention center witnesses an overcrowding in all rooms, as (120) detainees are currently held there, and new detainees are getting held on a daily basis.

The Commission emphasized that the detainees held in Itzion detention center are from different cities of the West Bank, and suffer from complicated health conditions, in addition to the cold weather, starvation, humiliating, daily attacks, room invading, cursing, provoking and blackmail.

Detainees narrated the terrible details happened at the Eid night: “the night of Fitr Eid was one of the worst nights ever, as special forces invaded our rooms while being asleep without any reason. They took us to the courtyard of the prison and forced us to kneel on the ground, the soldiers dragged us in a violent way and cursed us. They inspected our rooms and threw the mattress and covers on the ground “.

Itzion detention center is located on a mountain between Hebrew and Bethlehem, where the weather is very cold, and it is near a training center for the army. Itzion center has 8 rooms, and each room accommodates 15 detainees. Rooms and courtyard have surveillance cameras.