Female prisoners in "Damon" protest against occupation's measures
Al Mayadeen sources report that this sit-in is a first step to reject the punitive measures imposed on six female prisoners.
The Palestinian female prisoners in the Israeli "Damon" prison closed Section 3 of the prison for two hours. This initiative is a first step to protest against the punitive measures imposed on six female prisoners, exclusive sources told Al Mayadeen.
Six female prisoners wore the brown uniform imposed by the prison administration on prisoners and staged a peaceful sit-in in the prison yard without committing any other action. The prisoners raised a sign that read, "Neither bread nor water, we just want freedom."
The female prisoners announced on Sunday that they will keep closing the section until the punitive measures for the six female prisoners are lifted and that the prison administration has been told that the female prisoners have not committed any violation, not even disobedience.
In the meantime, the prison administration continued its intransigence and insisted on imposing punitive measures on the following female prisoners who participated: Noufouth Hamaad, Shatila Abu Ayada, Tahrir Abu Seriya, Falastin Najm, Azhar Assaf, and Aseel Titi, according to Al Mayadeen sources.
The female prisoners confirmed that they will progressively continue to close the section until all punitive measures are dropped. They also considered this initiative as a step in solidarity with the prisoners and in opposition to the practices of the Prison Service, stressing that they are "an integral part of the Captive Movement."
Earlier today, Palestinian prisoners sentenced to life in occupation prisons said that they have the will to confront the arrogance of the occupier, its oppression, and abuse, as they did previously, using bodies facing the occupation jailers and intestines that are resisting their decisions.
Also, the spokesperson for the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, Muzaffar Thouqan, said that the coming days will be days of confrontation with the Israeli occupation inside the prisons.
Thouqan told Al Mayadeen that the Palestinian prisoners need support from their people and nation, adding that the 24 of February will be the start of the days of rage, after a series of steps against the occupation had kicked off last Tuesday, including civil disobedience. The steps, according to Thouqan, will culminate with an open hunger strike starting on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
The spokesperson stressed that the confrontation with the Israeli government will be intense and that the prisoners are currently on the frontlines of resistance.
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons continue their civil disobedience against the arbitrary and unjust measures of the prison administration, in rejection of the orders issued by extremist Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir to deprive them of their most basic rights and the brutal attacks launched by the Prison Service against them.
The Palestinian Prisoners Information Office confirmed on Wednesday that "the occupation prison administration is tightening the screws even more on Megiddo, Gilboa, Nafha, Ramon, and the Negev prisoners, by imposing new punitive measures that affect their daily lives."
Israeli media talked about the decision of extremist Israeli Police Minister Itmar Ben-Gvir who ordered showering time to be reduced to four minutes per prisoner.
On February 4, Palestinian prisoners sent a message from inside the Israeli occupation prisons asking their citizens to prepare to wage a major battle against the oppression of Ben-Gvir.