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28 Palestinian children in Ofer jail deprived of family visits

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The Israeli prison and security authorities deprive 28 Palestinian children in Ofer jail of receiving family visits, according to a report released on Monday by the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

14 of those children have been denied family visits since their detention and the families of 14 others were divested of their visit permits at the checkpoint leading to the prison.

The mother of a 17-year-old prisoner, from al-Khalil, told the PPS that she had not been allowed to visit her son in jail since he was arrested on October 23, 2015, pointing out that she only saw her son during court hearings.

The Israeli authorities also bar the family of 16-year-old Osama Badawi, from al-Khalil, from visiting him in jail since his detention on January 22, 2016.

Badawi’s father and three of his brothers, who are in Israeli prisons, are also deprived of family visits.

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