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Palestinian families from Gaza visit relatives in Israeli prison

Oct. 23, 2017 2:03 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 23, 2017 6:15 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Families of Palestinian prisoners from the Gaza Strip were able to visit their imprisoned relatives in the Ramon prison in the Israel’s southern Negev desert on Monday morning.

Spokesperson of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Amani al-Naouq said in a statement that 20 Palestinians, six of whom were under the age of 16, left the besieged Gaza strip through the Erez crossing to visit 13 imprisoned relatives.

There are currently 310 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip jailed in Israeli prisons among some 6,000 Palestinian prisoners.

The International Committee of the Red Cross organizes weekly visits on Mondays for Gazan families to their imprisoned relatives.

The majority of the more than 2 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are sealed inside the coastal enclave due to a decade long military blockade imposed by Israel and upheld by Egypt on the southern border.

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