Israeli occupation yields to prisoners' demands following escalation
The status quo in the prison will return to the same state it was before the Israeli oppressive crackdown started.
The Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners in Gaza reported that the understanding between the Captive Movement and the Israeli occupation prison administration led to the lifting of the punitive measures imposed against Palestinian female prisoners.
In a statement, the Prisoners Information Office announced the cessation of escalatory protest steps in all prisons, after the occupation prison administration yielded to the demands of the Captive Movement.
The Office said things are scheduled to return next Sunday, February 6, to how they were prior to the oppressive measures by the IOF.
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A few days ago, the Israeli occupation launched a large-scale campaign of brutal repression against Palestinian prisoners, most notably female prisoners, in the wake of failed talks between the prisoners' representatives and the occupation's Prison Service.
The Palestinian Prisoners Information Office confirmed that the Palestinian prisoners closed all sections in all occupation prisons in the "Ofer, Megiddo, Al-Naqab, and Damon" prisons, protesting the occupation's punitive measures against them.
Waed Prisoners Association announced then that 120 prisoners in Al-Naqab Prison went on a hunger strike after the occupation refused to halt repressive Israeli measures against them, which they later suspended to engage in further escalation against the occupation.
In an updated development, the Association revealed that IOF soldiers assaulted a number of female prisoners in "Damon" prison. In response, the female prisoners rebelled and set fire to their cells. The "Damon" Prison authority fired tear gas and pepper spray into their wards.
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Hazem Hassanein, a spokesman for the Prisoners Information Office, warned that "the occupation's practices against female prisoners will lead to a real explosion inside the prisons."
In parallel, the Waed Association for Prisoners warned then against the occupation's isolation of prisoners amid the escalation of events and noted that there is information about summoning additional repression units to prisons.
It is worth noting that the IOF's repressive practices include pepper spray, sonic grenades, rubber-coated steel bullets, and batons, not to mention police dogs. The Palestinian prisoners can also be subjected to severe beatings, the confiscation of their electric tools, and enforcing a general prohibition on phone communication.