Israeli authorities violently crack down on Palestinian prisoners
Palestinians prisoners told Al Mayadeen that they would further protest repressive Israeli measures through civil disobedience, threatening to embark on a mass hunger strike before the month of Holy Ramadan.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club reported increased tensions at An-Naqab prison in occupied Palestine after Israeli prison authorities arbitrarily sent the Imams of Friday prayer to solitary confinement.
The Club noted that the Israeli forces have launched a large-scale campaign of suppression, threatening to raid units and fire dozens of tear gas bombs.
Israeli guards constantly subject Palestinian prisoners to repressive practices which include pepper spray, sound bombs, rubber-coated steel bullets, batons not to mention police dogs.
The Israeli prison authorities have previously raided Section 28, severely beating the prisoners, confiscating their electric tools, and enforcing a general prohibition on phone communication.
It is worth mentioning that the notorious Naqab prison is located deep in the country's southern desert and houses 1,300 Palestinian prisoners (PPS), according to the Palestinian Prisoners' Society.
The prisoners, who are housed in camps, caravans, and mobile rooms, are severely overcrowded, especially during the harsh weather conditions of summer and winter.
Meanwhile, Palestinian prisoners told Al Mayadeen that they would further protest repressive Israeli measures through civil disobedience, threatening to embark on a mass hunger strike before the month of Holy Ramadan.
The Palestinian prisoners added, “We are betting on international unity created by this holy month to ensure solidarity with our hunger strike.”
The number of prisoners detained in the Israeli occupation prisons reached about 4500, including 34 women prisoners, and about 180 children.