Coronavirus: Israeli court rules Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Coronavirus: Israeli court rules Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing

Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing protection against coronavirus.

In a ruling on Thursday, Israel's top court rejected a petition made by the Adalah legal centre for minority rights, which called on Israel to implement Covid-19 protective guidelines for inmates at Gilboa prison, a facility in northern Israel housing about 450 Palestinians classified by Israel as "security prisoners".

The Supreme Court justices accepted the argument promoted by Israeli state authorities that Palestinians held in prison were no different than family members or flatmates living in the same home.

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