[Pnews] Israeli Troops Raid Cells, Assault Palestinian Prisoners in Megiddo

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Thu Sep 17 12:46:10 EDT 2020

Troops Raid Cells, Assault Palestinian Prisoners in Megiddo
September 17, 2020
The Israeli prison of Megiddo. (Photo: File)

Israeli occupation forces last night raided cells of Palestinian prisoners
and assaulted and injured many of them in the Israeli prison of Megiddo,
said the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

According to the PPS, the raid occurred after a large group of prisoners
were forcefully moved by the occupation authorities from Gilboa to Megiddo
prison, during which the Megiddo prison director broke into a hassle with
one of the prisoners. The hassle reportedly developed into a large-scale
raid by the special prison forces and commandos.

The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has recently escalated its aggressive raid
attacks against Palestinian prisoners, most notably in the prisons of Ofer,
Megiddo, and Gilboa. In addition, the Israeli prison authorities escalated
the policy of moving prisoners from one prison to another.

Last Sunday, Israeli commandos accompanied by attack dogs raided the cells
of the Palestinian political detainees at Ofer Detention Center, southwest
of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, and assaulted and injured many of

The PPS said that the systematic transfer of prisoners between prisons aims
to keep the prisoners in a state of chaos and instability, as well as to
keep them always under pressure.

Around 5,700 Palestinians, including numerous women and children, are
currently detained in Israeli prisons.

*(Palestine Chronicle, WAFA, Social Media)*

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