Palestinian prisoners threaten escalation in light of arbitrariness
The Israeli occupation decides to extend the detention of Palestinian Islamic Jihad official Bassam Al-Saadi until next Sunday for "judicial procedures".
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners have started going out of their cells and designated blocks to protest in the prison yards as part of their steps of rebellion and disobedience against the Israeli occupation's mismanagement of its prisons, the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC) said Thursday.
"The administration of the Nafha prison decided to completely lock the cell doors of Palestinian Islamic Jihad prisoners and prevent them from going into the prison yard," the Prisoners' Affairs Authority said. "The prisoners give the administration until noon to reverse its escalatory measures, otherwise, there will be an escalation in the prison."
PPC chief Qadura Fares said Wednesday that the Israeli occupation forces raided several blocks in Al-Naqab prison and assaulted a sizeable number of prisoners.
Prisoners detained in Israeli occupation prisons are implementing certain steps approved by the Prisoners' Higher Emergency Committee, which consist of refraining from going out for security checks and refusing to eat food provided by the prison. Monday and Wednesday were chosen as two of the days to take these measures.
The Committee underlined that it was prepared to respond to any acts of aggression carried out by the Israeli occupation forces and the prison administration, noting that "all the threats, starting with breaking into blocks and utilizing suppression units, will not break our will to continue taking these steps."
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.
Al-Saadi detention extended
The Israeli occupation has decided to extend the detention of Palestinian Islamic Jihad official Bassam Al-Saadi until next Sunday for "judicial procedures", the prisoners' media office said.
The Israeli occupation raised a list of charges against Al-Saadi on Thursday, on accusations of belonging to the group, serving it, and inciting resistance and support for it, the media office said.
The Prisoners' Information Office indicated that "the (Israeli) Metsada repression units surround the prison blocks amid heightened tensions in all of the prisons."
Israeli General Security Service Shin Bet finished interrogating Al-Saadi, and the "Ofer" military court decided to extend his detention following a hearing on his case.
The occupation had extended Al-Saadi’s detention more than once, as it extended his detention on August 16 for a period of 6 days under the pretext of questioning him after a previous extension on August 11.
The PIJ commander said he was arbitrarily arrested in his first public appearance since his detention.
Special units of the Israeli occupation stormed the house of Al-Saadi and arrested him and his brother-in-law Ashraf Al-Jada in his home in Jenin Camp after assaulting them and taking them to an unknown destination.
Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin reported that Al-Saadi's wife was rushed to the emergency after the occupation soldiers beat her while arresting her husband.
The Palestinian Resistance factions warned the occupation against harming Al-Saadi, declaring alertness and readiness of combat units.
Following the latest battle between the Resistance and the Israeli occupation, the Egyptian side made contact with a senior PIJ official and conveyed a message of reassurance regarding Cairo’s efforts to implement the movement's demands regarding prisoners Al-Saadi and Awawdeh.
A source told Al Mayadeen that Cairo was committed to what it pledged to the PIJ leadership after the movement responded to Egypt's efforts and ceased fire on the scheduled date, noting that the rest of the terms of the ceasefire agreement will take place in succession and work will be done to release PIJ official Bassam Al-Saadi.
Ben Gvir threatens prisoners' families
The prisoner's media office said Zionist extremist Itamar Ben Gvir threatened the family of Palestinian prisoner Murad Al-Rajabi and the families of other prisoners via phone calls.
"The abuse of prisoners' families and threatening them via phone call by Knesset member Ben Gvir is an unprecedented violation that reflects the grudge Zionists have against prisoners," Waed Association reported.
"This threat comes as part of the electoral campaign of this figure, who is known for his extremism and sadism to realize political gains," the Association noted.