Sunday, April 21
Latest News
  1. Foreign Ministry confirms all Palestinians in Sri Lanka are well
  2. Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa, perform prayers for Passover
  3. Israel to release 4 Jerusalemites upon week-long ban from Silwan
  4. Sri Lanka Easter bombings: At least 160 killed, hundreds injured
  5. Israel bans Gaza Christians from entry to West Bank for Easter
  6. FM calls on Arab countries to provide financial safety net
  7. PCBS: Imports down by 10% in February 2019
  8. Dozens of Palestinian students suffocate from Israeli tear-gas
  9. Palestinian President arrives in Cairo to meet with Egyptian President
  10. Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian at Nablus checkpoint

Tensions rise after Israeli forces raid Ashkelon prison

Sept. 13, 2018 3:30 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 14, 2018 3:56 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs' Committee confirmed that tensions intensified, on Thursday, after a large number of Israeli suppression forces of the Israeli Prison Services (IPS) stormed section 3 of the Israeli Ashkelon prison in central Israel.

The committee confirmed, in a report, that Israeli suppression forces had raided Ashkelon, on Wednesday, carried out provocative searches and damaged belongings of Palestinian prisoners, as well as disarranged their beds.

The committee said that a series of sanctions were imposed on the prisoners, including preventing them access to the toilet and closing the prison's cafeteria.

The raid began at 5:30 a.m. and lasted until 3:00 p.m.;o injuries were reported.

There are currently 50 Palestinian prisoners held in the Israeli Ashkelon prison; Israeli suppression forces have regularly used overnight raids, confiscation of personal belongings and forcible prison transfers to suppress resistance among Palestinian prisoners.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015