“Israel” transfers 9 quarantined and untested Palestinian detainees to another jail


Asra Media Office has affirmed that the Israeli administration of the Ofer jail transferred the nine prisoners who had been quarantined to the Saharonim Prison in the Negev where African migrants are held.

Asra Media said that the Israeli prison service did not conduct the necessary tests for those quarantined prisoners although they had been in close contact with a fellow prisoner suffering from coronavirus.

The nine prisoners are Rakan al-Ja’bari, Yazan al-Ja’bari, Hazaa al-Ammour, Qusay Daraghmeh, Dyab Barrash, Imad al-Sheikh, Mohamed Melhem, Sameh al-Ammour, and Khalil Dawwas.

All those prisoners had come into contact with Nouruddin Sarsour, who was released recently. Two minors identified as Hasan Hammad and Abdul-Rahman also met with Sarsour a few days ago as they were transported to a court, but Israeli jailers quarantined them later.

Last Wednesday, the Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs announced that ex-detainee Nouruddin Sarsour tested positive for coronavirus one day after his release from the Ofer jail.



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