(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Female ex-detainee Islam Bashiti, released a few days ago from an Israeli jail, said the incarceration conditions of Palestinian women in Hasharon prison are very harsh and inhumane.
Bashiti told the Palestinian prisoner center for studies that the female prisoners in Hasharon jail are exposed to constant harassment and provocative actions by the prison administration and its jailers.
She said seven women are being held in two cells numbered 1 and 8, and the latter is the worst because it is near the room of Israeli female criminals who keep shouting annoyingly and cursing Palestinian women all the time.
She added that the presence of Israeli felons in the same jail with Palestinian women poses a threat to their lives especially after Palestinian detainee Ala Al-Jawba was almost strangled to death by an Israeli convict.
She noted that the Palestinian women in Hasharon jails are also medically neglected and two of them, Lina Jarbouni and Salwa Hassan, are awfully sick and in very bad shape without proper medication or treatment.
Bashiti expressed her dismay at the absence of support for their issue from the official Palestinian authorities in the West Bank, human rights organizations and women groups.
No one is following up the Palestinian women's suffering in Hasharon jail or care about them except for some human rights lawyers who only visit them to transfer messages to and from their families, she affirmed.