A stand of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails

The city of Bethlehem in the West Bank witnessed on Thursday a stand of solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
 
According to WAFA News Agency, the participants in the stand gathered outside the office of the Red Cross and raised the photo of the sick prisoner Hussien Masalmeh, calling on the international community and the International Committee of the Red Cross to fulfill their duties and to  force Israel to release the prisoners.
 
The Palestinian prisoners are subjected to ill-treatment, deliberate medical negligence and physical and verbal abuse, media reports affirm.
 
There are 4,600 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails,  including 1,800 sick prisoners who are in need of sustained medical attention.
 
Yesterday, a Palestinian prisoner held in Israeli jails and a father of six children died of yet unclear circumstances, according to two Palestinian prisoners' advocacy groups.
 
The Prisoners Commission and the Prisoners Society said that Maher Deed Saasa, 45, from the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya, has died in prison.
 
They said that Saasa, who has been in prison since 2006 and serving a 25-year prison sentence and he was infected with Coronavirus.
 
Basma Qaddour