[Pnews] 10 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against repressive guards as tension escalates in Megiddo, Gilboa and Eshel prisons

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  10 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike against repressive guards as
  tension escalates in Megiddo, Gilboa and Eshel prisons

January 17, 201

10 Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike inside the Israeli Megiddo 
prison, escalating their protest against overcrowding, denial of 
personal belongings, electricity cuts, and raids within the prison.

The 10 prisoners were transferred to isolation after they refused their 
meals, forcibly taken by guards who invaded their cells, beating some of 
the prisoners. Palestinian prisoners’ clothes and blankets have been 
confiscated, their rooms repeatedly ransacked by guards engaging in 
“inspections,” and electricity was cut to an entire section of the prison.

There are 97 child prisoners in section 3 of Megiddo prison, all under 
16 years of age.

A state of high tension also prevails in Gilboa prison, reported the 
Handala Center for Prisoners and Freed Prisoners <http://handala.ps>h, 
where there are daily raids and inspections of prisoners’ cells and 
increased restrictions imposed on Palestinian prisoners’ belongings and 
recreation.

The Handala Center also reported an increasing state of tension in Eshel 
prison, where prisoners have repeatedly been subject to violent and 
repressive inspection raids by prison guards, particularly the “Matsada” 
special units. Family members visiting prisoners in Eshel have undergone 
humiliating and extensive personal searches, and 15 prisoners were 
transferred from Eshel to isolation at Ohli Kedar prison. Handala Center 
reported that prisoners have declared that they will rise up to confront 
further violent and repressive raids on their cells.

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