Palestinian prisoners in “Ramon” decide to close all sections
Palestinian prisoners in the “Ramon” prison decide to close all sections in all occupation prisons, in protest of the brutal Israeli assault on one of the prisoners.
In response to the brutal assault on one of the prisoners by the Israeli Nachshon Unit [the Israel Prison Service's operational arm], Palestinian prisoners in the “Ramon” prison decided to close all sections, as relayed by the Palestinian Prisoners Information Office.
The office added that this step came in protest against the brutal attack on one of the prisoners.
The Handala Center for Prisoners and Former Prisoners in occupied Palestine said that "the Nachshon Unit attacked prisoner Idris Zahedi, as he was getting off a bus yesterday evening."
IOF storm all sections of "Ramon" Prison
Earlier this month, the Muhjat Al-Quds Foundation said that the repression units of the Israeli Prisons Authority stormed all sections of Palestinian prisoners in "Ramon" Prison and carried out a fierce attack against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) prisoners.
The foundation added that the occupation units brutally and violently suppressed and abused the prisoners, amid rising tension in all the prison's sections.
For its part, the Palestinian Prisoners Information Office said that tension in the "Ramon" Prison raged after the Israeli Prisons Authority wanted to carry out its so-called security examination of the prisoners' rooms.
The Israeli occupation currently has about 4,550 Palestinians incarcerated, including 31 female prisoners, 175 minors, and more than 700 administrative detainees - the highest number since 2008.
Palestinian prisoners are forcefully cramped in dark cells "unfit for the residing of humans," subjected to illegal punitive measures, including being tied to their beds for hours or even days at a time, segregation from other prisoners, and subjection to unjustified, non-consensual strip searches. Prisoners prefer sleeping on the floor due to bed bugs festering the mattresses, while the walls are moldy and crumbling, in addition to mice and rats infesting the cells. As they suffer in abysmal conditions, strict routines govern every aspect of their lives.
Furthermore, Palestinian prisoners suffer from acute mental health problems due to overcrowding and lack of sunlight, especially in solitary confinement. They have little or no access to medical care.