Tel Aviv (AMA) – The prisoners reportedly contracted the virus after contact with an Israeli investigator who had COVID-19, a rights group has said
Israeli authorities have informed Palestinians held at the Megiddo prison in Israel that four cases of the novel coronavirus have been detected inside the facility, according to a Palestinian group.
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), an organization advocating for Palestinians imprisoned by Israel, said on Thursday that four Palestinian prisoners in Megiddo Sections 5, 6 and 10 were confirmed to have contracted the virus through one Israeli investigator.
According to the organization, the infections started with one inmate who recently came into contact with an Israeli officer during interrogations in the city of Petah Tikva.
“The prison administration has officially informed the inmates about the infections, and everyone is on high alert,” PPS said in a statement shared with journalists.
“Prisoners are facing today the danger of infection from prison guards and investigators,” it added….