Palestinian infected with coronavirus in Israeli prison

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

By Qais Abu Samra

RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA) – A Palestinian detainee has been infected with coronavirus in an Israeli prison in Ramallah, according to Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

In a statement on Thursday, the NGO said: “The administration of the Israeli prison of Ofer – western Ramallah – announced that the Naim Abu Turki, 38, has been infected with coronavirus.”

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Abu Turki has been detained for four days, and was arrested from his home in Hebron.

The PSS warned against the spread of the novel coronavirus among Palestinian prisoners.

The number of Palestinians infected with coronavirus in Israeli prisons has risen to four, in addition to two detainees who were diagnosed with COVID-19 after being released.

The number of Palestinians in Israeli prisons currently stands at around 5,000 detainees, including 700 patients and 41 women.

* Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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