RAMALLAH, Thursday, September 30, 2021 (WAFA) – The six Palestinian prisoners who escaped the Israeli Gilboa Prison on September 6 and who were recaptured later are facing harsh and inhumane imprisonment conditions inside Israeli jails, their lawyer has said.
Advocate Khaled Mahajneh, a member of the defense team assigned to the prisoners by the Palestinian Authority's Commission of Detainees' Affairs, described the prison conditions as "very harsh and inhumane."
"They do not know the time. They do not know if it is day or night. And they are subject to continuous interrogation by Israeli intelligence officers," the lawyer explained. "Moreover, they have not been able to change their clothes since the time of their recapture, and are being held in solitary confinement."
On Wednesday morning, an Israeli court extended the detention of the six escapees until Sunday, along with another five prisoners whom Israel claims assisted them in their escape and at the time they were on the run.