Israeli occupation imposes new punitive measures on prisoners
The Palestinian Prisoners Information Office confirms that the Israeli occupation prison administration is tightening the screws even more on several prisons.
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."
The new measures against the prisoners are "withdrawing electric stoves and electric kettles and reducing the yard time in Gilboa and Megiddo prisons," the information office stated.
In "Nafha", "Negev", and "Ramon" prisons, the measures included prisoners taking their yard time handcuffed, closing the washbasins, and stopping sports activities," according to the Prisoners Information Office.
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The Supreme Emergency Committee for Prisoners announced Monday the start of civil disobedience as of Tuesday morning, noting that the first start from "Nafha" Prison. The committee said the action would expand to include the rest of the prisons.
According to the committee, the escalatory steps include wearing the brown uniform imposed by the prison administration on prisoners.
The step means that the prisoners' willingness to escalate against the Israeli occupation's prison administration and close the sections to put an end to various measures taken by the occupation, including the security check, where prisoners are handcuffed and forced out of their cells.
The Captive Movement's Supreme National Emergency Committee had taken its decision on a series of steps that begin with disobedience and end with an open hunger strike on the first of the upcoming month of Ramadan.
"This strike, entitled freedom or martyrdom, is a strike where every capable prisoner of all factions is engaging in," the committee noted, stressing that the strike will involve unified demands and unified leadership.
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The scale of aggression to which the prisoners have been subjected since the beginning of this year until now requires all our people to support us with all the tools, it added.
In the same context, 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.
In their message, the prisoners stressed their readiness for all possibilities and called for Palestinians to protest in different areas of the occupied land.