Thursday, August 23, 2012

Israeli jailers assault Palestinian prisoners in Ramon prison

Israeli jailers assault Palestinian prisoners in Ramon prison
 
RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Israeli special units assaulted Palestinian prisoners in Ramon jail, ward six, on Wednesday after they refused to be strip searched.
Eight prisoners were seriously injured during the assault after their rejection of the strip search, reliable sources said.
They said that clashes between prisoners and the storming forces lasted for two hours, during which the Israeli forces fired tear gas and battered the prisoners with clubs.
The Israeli Prison Service (IPS), as a punishment, held a number of prisoners in solitary confinement, closed section six and cut off its electricity and water supplies.
Meanwhile, Tadamun Foundation for Human Rights said that that IPS had transferred the leader in the captive movement, Mahmoud Issa, from Hadarim to Megiddo prison.
Issa, 44, has been jailed since 1993, serving 3 life sentences plus 41 years for kidnapping and killing an Israeli soldier. He has spent nearly 10 years in solitary confinement.
Ahmed Beitawi, a researcher in the Foundation, said that a number of Palestinian prisoners were transferred to other prisons at the same time.