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GAZA, (PIC)-- The Palestinian Center for Prisoners' Studies confirmed that 4,600 Palestinian prisoners in nearly 20 Israeli prisons are facing the present cold wave without protection under harsh prison conditions.

Liberated prisoner Rafat Hamdouna, the director of the Center, stated in a press statement on Wednesday, that prisoners in general and those on hunger strike in particular suffer extreme weather conditions at a time when the Israeli Prison Service refuses to allow winter clothing, blankets and shoes for those prisoners.

He added that the suffering of the prisoners has doubled through this cold wave that is happening in the area now, especially as the H1N1 flu spreads in these days with the lack of medical care.

He stressed that the most affected prisoners from this cold wave are the ones on hunger strike, as the cold conditions makes it necessary to increase the food intake not the other way round.

He pointed out that this leads to the prisoners losing more weight especially that this cold weather will reduce the body's need for water.

The liberated prisoner called on all human rights institutions to check on the prisoners' situation in light of these bad conditions and to provide them with the basic supplies to protect them from extreme cold.