Forty Palestinian prisoners poisoned in Negev prison

Monday, 08 August 2011 13:30| MEMO

Forty Palestinian prisoners poisoned in Negev prison40 Palestinian prisoners suffered food poisoning after eating expired food provided by the prison the canteen.

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Ministry of Prisoner Affairs announced that 40 Palestinian prisoners being held in the Israeli desert prison of Negev, suffered food poisoning after eating expired food provided by the prison the canteen.

Prisoner Affairs Minister, Issa Qaraqei, held the prison’s administration fully responsible for what he described as deliberate medical negligence toward the prisoners, and the lack of controls over the food items being sold to them. He called on the Red Cross to immediately intervene and investigate the deteriorating conditions suffered by Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons.

Amgad Abu Latifa, who is an inmate at the prison, said that detainees had filed an official complaint against the prison management as this was the second time in two months that prisoners at Negev had been poisoning.

Qaraqei said that the prisoners were transferred to the prison’s clinic for treatment after they suffered diarrhoea and vomiting as a result of eating expired dairy products.

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