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Prisoner in Israel jail tests positive for COVID-19


RAMALLAH, Monday, July 20, 2020 (WAFA) – A Palestinian prisoner behind Israeli bars has tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission confirmed on Monday.

The Commission said in a statement that Abdulla Sharaka, a resident of the refugee camp of al-Jalazon, north of Ramallah, was detained during an Israeli military raid into the camp last Saturday.

Soldiers transferred Sharaka to an interrogation center, where he underwent a coronavirus test, and his result came positive.

Shakara is the second Palestinian prisoner in Israeli detention to have tested positive for the highly contagious virus, following Kamal Abu Wa'ar, a cancer-stricken prisoner.

K.T./ K.F.

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