Palestinian prisoners escalate against Israeli prisons administration
The prisoners announce that they will go on a one-day strike on Thursday and will return their meals in protest against the punitive measures of the Israeli occupation prisons administration.
The Prisoners Information Office on Wednesday reported that the prisoners decided to return their meals tomorrow, Thursday, and to go on strike for one day, in protest against the policy of the Israeli Police Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, and the punitive measures imposed by the occupation prisons administration and in solidarity with the prisoners of the Al-Naqab Prison.
On its part, the Prisoners Club reported on Wednesday that Al-Naqab prison administration continues to suppress the prisoners, "breaking into sections 6-28 for the second time since this morning and conducting extensive searches its rooms, in addition to transferring 11 prisoners from the section to cells," noting that the prison is witnessing high levels of tension.
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On Tuesday, Palestinian prisoners continued for the 15th consecutive day their civil disobedience against the arbitrary and unjust measures of the Israeli prisons administration, in rejection of the orders issued by the Police Minister to deprive them of their most basic rights, not to mention the brutal attacks launched by the Prison Authority against them, as per the Prisoners Information Office.
Israeli Prison Service (IPS) threatened to harshen its already brutal repressive measures against the prisoners if they carried on with civil disobedience.
In early February, Palestinian prisoners sent a message from inside the Israeli occupation prisons, asking their people to prepare to wage a major battle against Ben-Gvir's oppression.
In their message, the prisoners stressed their readiness for all possibilities and called on fellow Palestinians to take to the streets across occupied Palestine.
The prisoners called on the Palestinian people to support them in their strategic and decisive battle, which they intend to launch on March 21.
Earlier today, the Israeli Knesset approved in a preliminary reading a government-backed bill to impose the death penalty on Palestinians who allegedly kill illegal Israeli settlers, Israeli media reported.
The bill introduced by Ben-Gvir passed with 55 votes, while only nine were against it.
The bill states that a Palestinian who kills an Israeli settler due to so-called "racist motivations" or "hostility towards a [particular] public and in order to harm" "Israel" should be given the death penalty.