Israeli occupation raids Naqab prison, assaults Palestinian prisoners
The Palestinian Waed prisoners affairs association says Al-Naqab prison is undergoing severe tensions in light of Israeli raids.
The Israeli occupation forces raided on Tuesday Al-Naqab prison and assaulted various Palestinian prisoners, Palestinian sources reported.
The Palestinian Waed Prisoners Association said, "Al-Naqab prison is currently undergoing major tensions in light of the Israeli repression forces raiding the prisoners' blocs and assaulting a large number of them."
"The occupation imposed a prison-wide lockdown, sounded warning sirens, and summoned the repression units," Waed added.
"The ongoing attack on Palestinian prisoners in Al-Naqab is the implementation of [Police Minister Itamar] Ben-Gvir's policy toward prisoners," the association stressed, holding the minister fully responsible for the repercussions of the raid.
Resistance following up on prisoners' situation
During a meeting between the Palestinian resistance factions earlier in the day, the groups underlined that they were closely following up on the prisoners' situation and their actions within the Israeli occupation's prisons. They also touched on their serious efforts to save them from being imprisoned.
Furthermore, the resistance hailed the prisoners, underlining that the Israeli occupation "is committing crimes against humanity and carrying out the worst kinds of murder and torture against our prisoners. Martyred hero Nasser Abu Hmeid is not the last of them."
It is noteworthy that Abu Hmeid was one of 24 cases suffering from cancer and tumors of varying degrees. However, he is considered one of the most difficult cases held in the Israeli occupation prisons.
In early October, an Israeli occupation court refused the request for the early release of the prisoner, despite his critical health condition, just like other previous release requests the Israeli occupation turned down.
The cancer-stricken prisoner had been in Israeli occupation prisons since 2002 and is serving seven life sentences and an additional 50 years. He was one of five siblings serving life sentences in Israeli occupation prisons. The family's house has been demolished several times by the Israeli occupation forces, and their mother has been denied visitation for several years.
This comes after the Palestinian Muhjat Al-Quds Foundation announced that the Islamic Jihad prisoners' leadership in the occupation prisons carried out protests in the prisons of "Eshel", "Ramon", Al-Naqab and "Megiddo" in response to the repression that prisoner Abed Obaid and other members of the PIJ were subjected to in the "Megiddo" prison.
The leadership threatened that there would not be a return to normality without the return of all prisoners who were recently transferred from prison, including prisoner Thafer Al-Rimawi.
The leadership of the Islamic Jihad prisoners' decision comes a few hours after the Israeli occupation prison administration in "Megiddo" prison transferred 70 prisoners who were in Bloc 8.
The Captive Movement pointed out that this transfer comes about a week after the transfer of 80 prisoners from "Hadarim" prison to "Nafha" prison, during which special forces carried out extensive searches and destruction of the prisoners' belongings.
It is worth noting that 4,700 Palestinian prisoners were still in Israeli occupation prisons by the end of 2022, including 29 women and 150 children, and about 850 administrative detainees, including 7 children, two female prisoners, 5 deputies in the Palestinian Legislative Council, and 15 journalists.
Among the Palestinian prisoners, 330 have been detained for more than 20 years, 25 before the signing of the so-called "Oslo Accords" in 1993, and 552 prisoners have been sentenced to life imprisonment.