Occupation prevents lawyer from visiting captive leader Ibrahim Hamed

RAMALLAH, (PIC)— Hadarim prison administration prevented lawyer for captive Sheikh Ibrahim Hamed, a Palestinian leader and a commander of the Qassam Brigades in the West Bank, from visiting him on Friday, under the pretext of declaring a state of emergency in the prison.

Hamed’s wife told Quds Press, on Saturday that the lawyer informed her that the occupation had prevented him from visiting her husband, noting that “Hadarim prison administration did not reveal the reason of declaring state of emergency in the prison.”

“A recent agreement was reached between the prison administration and the prisoners’ representatives to improve their conditions and to allow my husband to make a phone call to his family, but the prison administration did not adhere to the promises it made”, revealed Hamed’s wife.

An Israeli court had sentenced, about two months ago, Sheikh Ibrahim Hamed to 54 life-terms. He was accused, without his confession, of leading a series of operations against Israeli targets, resulting in killing of dozens of Israelis.

He had been arrested from the city of Ramallah in the West Bank in 2006, and accused of participating in killing 46 Israelis and wounding more than 400 others. The occupation had also arrested his wife then deported her to Jordan with their children.

The Zionist prison administration had held leader Hamed in solitary confinement since his arrest until last May after the prisoners’ mass hunger strike, after which the prison administration agreed to release the isolated captives, including Hamed. He was then transferred to the sections where the rest of prisoners were held.