rights-group-palestinian-female-detainees-tortured-in-israeli-jailA statement by the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) sounded alarm bells over the oppressive policies perpetrated against Palestinian women in HaSharon lock up.

Palestinian female detainees have reportedly been kept chained hand and feet during inter-prison transfers, medical check-up sessions, and during family visits.

PPS spoke out against the systematic policies of psycho-physical torture pursued in HaSharon prison, saying they rather aim to dampen the prisoners’ spirits.

61 Palestinian women, including a 12-year-old minor, are currently jailed in the Israeli HaSharon and Damon lock-ups.