Gilboa prisoners refuse food in protest of Monday evening’s violent raids

600Palestinian political prisoners in Gilboa prison returned their lunches on Tuesday, October 15, the first day of Eid al-Adha, reported the Palestine Prisoners’ Center for Studies, in response to the storming, raids and abusive inspections of their cells on Monday evening by Israeli special forces.

Amina Tawil of the center said three military units, together including 150 armed soldiers with dogs, invaded the prison, used stun grenades, beat and handcuffed prisoners, and ransacked Palestinian prisoners’ belongings, including cutting off the power and water supply, mixing cooking oil with food and clothing, and spraying the section with water, in the Monday night attack.

Some prisoners were then moved and transferred between sections.