Palestinian Prisoners Seriously Injured Following Israeli Crackdown on their Cells

RAMALLAH, November 24, 2014 (WAFA) – Six Palestinians detained in Israeli Rimon prison were injured on Monday, including two seriously, after a special police contingent stormed the prison cells, brutally attacking prisoners.

Two prisoners, who were identified as Issa Jabarin and Adel Nashash sustained critical injuries and were subsequently transferred to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, said Issa Qaraqe, head of the Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs.

He said four other prisoners were also injured in the Israeli offensive but were not transferred for treatment.

Other prisoners were consequently moved to solitary confinement cells as means of punishment by the Israeli Prison Service, added Qaraqe.

The committee said tense conditions have prevailed in the prison since yesterday, which followed a surge in Israeli search incursions into the prisoners’ rooms especially at midnight.

To be noted, more than 5,000 Palestinians are detained in Israeli jails, of whom at least 470 inmates are sentenced to life imprisonment, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees and Ex-detainees Affairs.