Red Cross denies Israeli ban on prisoners’ family visits


Spokeswoman for the Red Cross Society Suhair Zaqut denied that the Israeli authorities had banned family visits scheduled for Gaza prisoners on Monday.

Zaqut told the PIC reporter that no modification has been made yet for Gaza prisoners’ family visits.

Each prisoner from Gaza Strip has the right to meet his family for one time every two months, she continued.

For his part, spokesperson for Waad society for prisoners’ affairs affirmed that no Israeli intention has been declared till now to prevent family visits.

Earlier on Sunday, the Israeli cabinet declared a series of punitive measures against Hamas’s prisoners and martyrs in a failed attempt to push for the release of Israeli soldiers captured by Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, during 2014 aggression on Gaza.

(Source / 02.01.2017)


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