Israel is allegedly set to announce a dramatic worsening of prison conditions for Palestinians, local media reported Thursday.
The report is said to recommend reducing the conditions of prisoners to the minimum standards that international law dictates. The planned changes include recommending that Israel significantly reduce family visits for security prisoners. Israeli prisons would also put an end to the practice of separating prisoners based on terror group affiliations, which would result in members of rival factions such as Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad sharing prison cells and wards.
The proposed changes are likely to incite anger from Palestinian leaders, who have long argued for the critical need for improvements to the prison conditions.
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