Section 15 of Ofer Prison has been stormed by Israeli Special Forces trained to isolate and assault prisoners. The prison is in the occupied West Bank; section 15 holds prisoners from various Palestinian factions. Reports allege that a number of prisoners were beaten up by the Israelis with no prior warning and for no apparent reason.
Eyewitnesses claim that the prisoners were kept outside in extremely cold weather and pouring rain before being beaten. Among the prisoners who were assaulted were Khalil al-Kharof, Mohammed Ibryosh, Ibrahim Abu al-Assal and Shaher al-Heih.
Prisoners said that the Israeli prison authorities have transferred a number of Palestinians to Hadarim Prison inside Israel, in breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention.