Hamdouna: occupation provides meal seven hours before dusk
|Saturday, August 14,2010 17:54|
Ex-captive Rafat Hamdouna, director of Captives Studies Centre, said that the Israeli occupation prison authority refuses to provide the main meal at sunset, which is the time Muslims break their fast, and denies them performing night prayers in a congregation.
Hamdouna said in a statement on Friday that the Israeli occupation prison authority does not care about the basic needs of the captives during the blessed month of Ramadan and prohibits congregational night prayers even for individual sections.
He said that the prison authority provides a light meal consisting of eggs, jam and cheese while the main meal is served at noon, 7 hours before it is time to break the fast.
Hamdouna added that the situation of the captives is especially harsh in Ramadan and particularly for those who are denied family visits such as captives from the Gaza Strip who have not been visited by their families for more than four years.
He called on all activists and institutions in this field to work towards improving the conditions of the Palestinian captives in occupation jails.
Meanwhile, a statement by the same institution on Friday focused on the special suffering of Palestinian women captives in Israeli occupation jails, especially those who have children and are denied contact with them.