And the Palestinian Prisoners Club clarified, in a statement, that the prison authority in the neighboring country agreed to “cancel the collective punishments” applied since last week after six of them escaped from Gilboa, which is a high security center.
According to previous plans, 400 inmates stopped eating in Ramon Prison, 300 in Ofer, 200 in Nafha, a similar number in Megiddo, 100 in Gilboa, 80 in Eshel, and 50 in the Shata and Hadarim facilities.
The list included about 100 high-ranking inmates, including Marwan Barghouti, who has been behind bars since 2002.
With great popularity in the Palestinian street, Barghouti was one of the leaders of the first and second intifadas, as the Palestinian uprisings against the Israeli occupation are known.
The prisoners demanded an end to the acts of repression and arbitrary movement and the isolation of many of them, which are punishable since Gilboa’s escape, especially against the elements of Islamic Jihad, because five of the six who escaped belong to that organization.
Four of them were re-arrested, but two of them are still at large despite the pursuit by Tel Aviv forces.
In this context, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned the torture practiced in Israeli prisons, and called on the international community to stop these crimes.
“Israel’s decision to impose additional forms of collective punishment on the 4,600 Palestinians it unlawfully holds, including women and children, as well as their families, exacerbates their illegal and inhumane conditions of imprisonment,” he said.
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