childprisoner483Children and youth prisoners at Hasharon prison reported on Saturday, July 6 that skin diseases were spreading throughout their ranks in the prison, calling for intervention by international medical and human rights organizations.

In a message leaked from inside the prisons, Wael Fakhri Turkman, a prisoner held in Hasharon, said that the youth prisoners in Hasharon were being denied legal and medical visits after the dramatic spread of the infectious skin diseases.

There are dozens of child and youth prisoners in the section, Turkman said, and he called upon all human rights, humanitarian and medical associations to work to introduce medications to eliminate this disease.

There are 234 Palestinian children and youth held as prisoners in Israeli prisons, reported Palestinian researcher Abdel Nasser Ferwana.