Israel allows Gazans to visit relatives in Rimon prison
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - REUTERS/ Nir Elias

GِAZA:  Israeli occupation authorities allowed on Monday dozens of prisoners’ relatives in the Gaza Strip to visit them in Rimon prison in Negev, south Israel.

Some 77 family members of the prisoners, including 10 children under the age of ten, went through Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing north of the Strip to visit 41 Palestinian prisoners in Rimon prison, Nasser El Naggar, media official of the Red Cross ,said in press statements.

There are some 5,000 Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli prisons, 420 of them are from the Gaza Strip.

Israel has resumed family visit program for the Gaza Strip prisoners after banning such visits for nearly six years, following the si gning of an agreement between the Palestinian Captive authorities and Israeli prison administration under an Egyptian auspices after the prisoners started a hunger strike lasted for 28 days in April of 2012.

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