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In video - Tensions rise in Israeli prisons after two-day raid at Ofer

Jan. 22, 2019 5:02 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 30, 2019 10:22 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Throughout the past two days, Israeli forces raided the Ofer prison near Ramallah City, in the central occupied West Bank, and attacked Palestinian prisoners.

According to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), the two-day raids carried out by Israeli forces in the Ofer prison included attacking Palestinian prisoners with dogs and tear-gas bombs, resulting in over 100 injuries.

PPS confirmed that a large number of the injured prisoners were transferred to hospitals for medical treatment.

As a result of the raids and the unjust treatment, Palestinian prisoners at Ofer decided to refuse meals and were on high alert incase Israeli forces and prison guards were to carry out further raids, which would lead to further escalation.

In addition, tensions were high at all Israeli prisons, during which prisoners have decided to also stop their daily activities, including refusing to take meals, as a solidarity step with the prisoners at Ofer.

PPS mentioned that the prisoners at Ofer refused a request by the prison administration to meet with them and insisted that the administration should first lift the ban on the movement of prisoners inside the prison, in order to meet and agree on a strategy for the meeting.
According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,500 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, of whom 480 are in administrative detention, 54 are female prisoners, 230 are child prisoners and 41 are under the age of 16 years.
The two videos below show Israeli forces carrying out raids throughout the Ofer prison:

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