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Israel cuts amount of bread for Palestinian prisoners

New restrictive measures include canceling previous agreed rights, says Palestinian prisoners’ group

Qais Abu Samra   | 19.02.2020
Israel cuts amount of bread for Palestinian prisoners

RAMALLAH, Palestine

Israel’s prison authorities have imposed restrictions on Palestinian detainees, cancelling previous agreed rights, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said.

In a statement, the PPS said the authorities have decided to decrease the number of loaves of bread from five to four and television channels from 10 to seven. They also decided to withdraw cookers and tens of items from the prison’s canteen.

Over 5,500 Palestinians -- including 200 children and 42 women -- are currently languishing in prisons located throughout Israel, according to official Palestinian figures.

* Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara

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