Prisoners on 1-day hunger strike, Israeli prisons extremely volatile
The head of the Prisoners Club says Israeli prisons are festering with turmoil.
The Palestinian Prisoners Information Office announced that the prisoners are undergoing a one-day hunger strike in all prisons on Monday, as part of the escalating steps to confront repression against them.
In the same context, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners Club, Qaddoura Fares, told Anadolu Agency that the Israeli occupation Police Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, is practicing revenge and hatred against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons.
Fares pointed out that Israeli occupation prisons are festering with turmoil, amid great concern due to the Israeli authorities' implementation of abusive measures against Palestinian prisoners.
Regarding the preparations to confront Ben-Gvir's policy, Fares explained that the prisoners adopted a two-part plan; the first is under implementation and is represented by civil disobedience in all prisons, as well as monitoring the behavior of the prisons administration and its reaction.
He pointed out that the prisoners are sending a message to all the decision-making authorities in "Israel" that "the implementation of these measures is impossible, and you must retreat."
In the event that the prisons administration does not back down from its measures, the prisoners will implement the second part of their plan, which is resorting to an open hunger strike scheduled to start at the beginning of the month of Ramadan, according to Fares.
The head of the Palestinian Prisoners Club made clear that if the prisons administration starts to implement penalties against prisoners, it will be met with more steps, such as returning meals, holding sit-ins in prison yards, and other escalating steps.
Fares pointed out that Ben-Gvir is practicing a process of revenge and wants to achieve more racism to win electoral votes in any upcoming battle at the expense of the Palestinians.
According to Fares, the issue of Palestinian prisoners is not just anger inside prisons, but rather an issue that has a wide impact on the Palestinian struggle scene.
He warned that targeting the prisoners would detonate an already volatile situation on all fronts, underlining that the Palestinian people will not hand over the lives of their prisoners to someone like Ben-Gvir.
Fares said work is underway to formulate a popular plan of action to support the prisoners in all fields.
On Sunday, the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs in Gaza said Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli occupation prisons will take during the current week new escalating steps.
In early February, Palestinian prisoners sent a message from inside the occupation prisons, in which they called for preparations for a major battle against the oppression of Ben-Gvir.
Among the abusive measures imposed against the prisoners were controlling the amount of water in the prisoners' quarters, cutting off the hot water, putting locks on bathrooms designated for showering, and reducing the showering period.
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