November 14, 2010

Palestinian prisoners susceptible to health conditions in Israeli prison


SALFIT (Ma’an) -- Palestinian detainees in Israel's Ashkelon prison reported a recent outbreak of skin conditions, saying what appeared to be a scabby rash had spread to dozens of inmates.

According to officials from the Salfit prisoners center who visited the facility, prison officials quarantined inmates to isolation cells and kept them away from the general population in order to combat the spread of the rash.

Detainees said that no doctor had seen the affected individuals, and worried that there would be further health risks for those infected, noting that despite the quarantine efforts more people were developing the rash.

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