Israel approves bill to prevent families from visiting Palestinian prisoners

Now families of Palestinians prisoners detained in Israeli jails will not be permitted to visit their family member as Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation has recently approved a bill that puts an end to visits such as these.

According to the sources, the bill was sponsored by extremist MK Oron Hazan who had vowed to put an end to visits last year after boarding a bus transporting families of Palestinian prisoners.

The Israeli ministers state this move is a retaliation for Hamas’ prevention of visits to Israeli soldiers captured in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Bill was first introduced by Israel’s Minister of Internal Security Gilad Erdan.

Erdan also ordered to tighten restrictions on Palestinian security prisoners.

The special committee ordered by Erdan to make changes also intends to give the prisoners the least possible services against the current ones provided to them.

Earlier in May Erdan had directed the Israeli Prison Services Commissioner to not permit the Palestinian prisoners affiliated with Hamas watch World Cup matches, reports MEM.