Palestinian prisoners hold Israeli prison guards hostage
The Commission of Detainees Affairs says Palestinian prisoners in Megiddo Prison have taken hostage two Israeli prison guards.
The Palestinian prisoners in the Megiddo prison held two Israeli occupation prison guards hostages in section 10, cell number seven, the Commission of Detainees Affairs said Wednesday.
"Tension and confusion are prevailing in the prison, and large forces from the Israeli prison service are rushing to the department as the hostages were taken," the commission said in a brief statement.
The Israeli occupation said the prisoners were still holding the two policemen inside their cell.
The Ministry of Detainees underlined that it was following up on what was happening in Megiddo prison, and stressed the right of prisoners to respond to any attacks against them, warning against the commitment of any blunders against them.
The Israeli occupation completely shut down the prison, with large forces armed with all kinds of weapons storming the prison.
Israeli media said the event taking place at the prison was "very serious".
This comes after the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) announced on Tuesday the martyrdom of one of its senior members, Khader Adnan, inside Israeli occupation prisons.
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Khader Adnan's martyrdom, who had been on hunger strike for nearly three months in protest of his unfair detention, comes two days after the Israeli military court in Ofer Prison refused to issue his release despite several warnings that his health condition was deteriorating.
It is noteworthy that this open-ended hunger strike, which Adnan staged until his death is the longest he has ever waged over the past years of his detention. The martyr had already been through five previous hunger strikes.
The occupation forces arrested Khader Adnan on February 5, after raiding his house in the town of Arraba, south of Jenin.
Adnan had been arrested a total of 12 times throughout his life and spent a total of 8 years in occupation detention centers, most of which were under administrative detention.