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Palestinian prisoners escalate protests against Israel prison service

March 7, 2022 at 8:47 am

Palestinian protesters holding banners gather during a demonstration to support Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, Hebron on 1 March 2022. [Mamoun Wazwaz – Anadolu Agency]

Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails continue their protests against the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) and reject new systematic restrictions imposed on them, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) reported yesterday.

On 5 February, the Palestinian prisoners started their action against the new restrictions imposed by the IPS that started after six Palestinian prisoners escaped from a high security jail in September.

The Palestinian prisoners started disobeying prison rules, including daily security checks and staged sit-ins in the prison yards.

Immediately following the introduction of the new restrictions in September, the prisoners formed a High Follow-up Committee that consists of prisoners from all factions and it has been representing them.

According to reports, the detainees will launch a hunger-strike on 25 March if the IPS does not respond to their demands.

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