Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Punitive restrictions: Families of Palestinian detainees denied visits
Only children aged under 16 can visit their imprisoned relatives in Israel without a permit. Some 8,500 Palestinians from the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) are detained in Israeli prisons (all but one of which is inside Israel). Thousands of their spouses, parents, children and siblings are not allowed to visit them because the Israeli authorities refuse to grant them permits to travel to the prisons inside Israel. This document urges the Israeli authorities to ensure that all Palestinian detainees are held in the OPT and are allowed family visits.