Israeli repressive forces attack Palestinian prisoners in Ramon prison

Repressive police forces of the Israeli prison service stormed several sections of Palestinian prisoners in Ramon prison on April 3, injuring prisoners and firing tear gas on them.

Sections 2, 3, 5, and 6 were stormed on Friday night, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, in sections where members of Fateh, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Islamic Jihad are held. The raid lasted from 10:00 pm until the dawn hours of April 4.

The prison administration has locked down the prisoners in their sections, cut their recreation time, and also cut power and electricity to their section, a practice increasingly reported by Palestinian prisoners.

This followed clashes between prison repressive forces and Palestinian prisoners on Thursday night, April 2, when these forces attepted to break into rooms in Section 2 and destroy prisoners’ belongings. The prisoners poured oil and some food in the prison yard in an attempt to block the advance of these units. Allam Kaabi, head of the Prisoners’ Committee of the PFLP in Gaza, said that “the prisoners of Ramon are resisting occupation attacks and storming of the prison, and are facing deteriorating conditions. I urge international institutions concerned with prisoners’ issues to act to condemn the occupation practices against the prisoners.”