RAMALLAH, Saturday, February 25, 2023 (WAFA) – Palestinian freedom fighters incarcerated in Israel continued today, for the 12th consecutive day, their struggle against repressive measures imposed against them by the Israel Prison Services (IPS) at orders from the fascist Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir.
These repressive IPS measures include, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society:
* Controlling the amount of water used by prisoners, and reducing the time for showering to a specific hour. Locks have been placed on the doors of bathrooms designated for showering in the new sections of Nafha prison.
* Providing the prisoners with bad bread, and in some prisons frozen bread was provided.
* Raids and searches of the prisoners’ cells, male and female prisoners, have doubled using sound bombs and dogs.
* The Israeli parliament approved in a preliminary reading a bill depriving prisoners of medical treatment and surgeries.
* Solitary confinement against prisoners as a punishment has doubled.
* Televisions were removed from the sections for detainees known as “the crossing”.
* Shuffling prison leaders, life prisoners in particular, and threats to closed public facilities on Fridays and Saturdays in the central prisons.
As a result of these measures, and more are expected to come as Ben Gvir has vowed to crush the Palestinian freedom fighters, the prisoners have declared a mutiny against the new IPS rules, which started on February 14 with some steps and is expected to culminate on the first day of the holy fast month of Ramadan, expected to be March 23, with a full-scale hunger strike.
The prisoners have called on the Palestinian public to support their struggle with protests and clashes at contact points with Israeli soldiers throughout the occupied territories.
There are 4780 Palestinian freedom fighters incarcerated in Israel as of today, including 29 women and 160 minors.