Council on International Relations – Palestine confirmed that the Israeli occupation is committing grave violations against Palestinian female prisoners in its prisons, violating international humanitarian law.
The Council pointed out in a statement issued today, Sunday, to the suffering of the prisoner Israa Jaabis who suffers from serious injuries and from first and third-degree burns on 60 percent of her body as well as suffering from constant fever, and her treatment requires years of physical and psychological rehabilitation.
The CIR noted that detaining Jaabis in a prison outside the occupied territories is a flagrant violation of international and humanitarian laws, in particular the Third Geneva Convention, in which Article 30 states: “The costs of treatment, including those of any apparatus necessary for the maintenance of prisoners of war in good health, particularly dentures and other artificial appliances, and spectacles, shall be borne by the Detaining Power.”
“The Israeli occupation continues to detain 40 female prisoners, including 11 mothers, most of whom are in Damon prison, and deprives them of their children, not to mention the harsh conditions of their detention”, the council said.
The Gaza- based institution called on the international community and human rights organizations to pressure the Israeli occupation to release all female prisoners, mothers and patients in particular, calling on the International Criminal Court to hold “Israel” accountable for its war crimes.