Palestinian prisoners vow further escalation this week
This comes as Palestinian prisoners saw no signs the that Israeli prisons administration will end the brutal, repressive measures against them.
The Ministry of Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs announced that the prisoners will take more severe and impactful steps against the Israeli prisons administration during this week, after 20 days of civil disobedience in protest against the arbitrary punitive measures taken by the administration and the extremist Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir targeting them.
The Ministry confirmed in a statement on Sunday that the prisoners' escalation comes as the prisons administration took no steps in the course of ending the recent hostile procedures and decisions that were implemented and have directly threatened the lives of the prisoners.
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"The escalation will continue until the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan when the prisoners will start an open-ended hunger strike on the first day."
The prisoners will close on Sunday all sections for a period of 3 hours (10 am to 1 pm local time), organize protests for prisoners in the prison yards through group sessions, and continue to wear the prison clothes (Shabas) to express their opposition and outrage over the brutality of the administration, the Ministry added.
Earlier, the Commission for the Affairs of Detainees and Ex-Detainees and the Prisoners Club said the disobedience steps are expected to escalate until the hunger strike is announced, pointing out that a number of other steps will be implemented during the next stage.
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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.
They also called on the Palestinian people to support them in their strategic and decisive battle, which they intend to launch on the first day of Holy Ramadan.
Under the eyes of the international community, #Palestinians suffer in Israeli occupation prisons. pic.twitter.com/drrL98xPtM— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) October 13, 2022