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        <h1 id="reader-title">10 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike
          against repressive guards as tension escalates in Megiddo,
          Gilboa and Eshel prisons</h1>
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              <p>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.</p>
              <p>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.</p>
              <p>There are 97 child prisoners in section 3 of Megiddo
                prison, all under 16 years of age.</p>
              <p>A state of high tension also prevails in Gilboa prison,
                reported the <a href="http://handala.ps">Handala Center
                  for Prisoners and Freed Prisoners</a>h, where there
                are daily raids and inspections of prisoners’ cells and
                increased restrictions imposed on Palestinian prisoners’
                belongings and recreation.</p>
              <p>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.</p>
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