Sunday, March 18
Latest News
  1. Report: Israel detains 1,319 Palestinians, 274 minors
  2. Israel to uproot olive, grape trees to pave settler-only road
  3. Israel orders 5 Palestinian families to halt construction of homes
  4. Israeli court sentences Palestinian activist Munther Amira to 6 months
  5. Israeli forces open fire at Gaza fishermen
  6. Israeli forces attack Palestinian medics attempting to save youth
  7. Explosion in Gaza targets convoy of Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah
  8. Israeli forces detain 10 Palestinian fishermen off southern Gaza coast
  9. Israeli forces raid East Jerusalem cemetery, destroy tombstones
  10. 19-year-old Palestinian killed by Israeli forces laid to rest in Urif

Israeli forces conduct ‘brutal’ raid against Palestinians detained in Ramon prison

Aug. 7, 2017 12:22 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 7, 2017 7:39 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israel Prison Service (IPS) special forces raided the Ramon prison and assaulted Palestinian detainees in the early hours on Monday, the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement.

According to the committee, the Massada and Dror special units, in addition to members of Israeli border police’s Yamas unit, stormed Section 1 of the prison and “brutally” attacked Palestinian prisoners.

The Massada and Dror special units are trained to deal with prison “riots.” The Yamas unit, meanwhile, is tied to Israeli intelligence agency the Shin Bet.

An IPS spokesperson told Ma'an that they could "confirm that there has been a routine search in the Ramon prison."

Israeli authorities currently hold 6,128 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, according to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, including 450 without charge or trial.

The group has reported that 40 percent of the Palestinian male population has been detained by Israeli forces at some point in their lives.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017