Israeli Forces Raid Askalan Prison, Assault, Transfer Political Prisoners

Prisoners who protest their administrative detention conditions are often suppressed violently. (Photo: Video grab, file)

Dozens of Israeli police officers have raided the Askalan prison on Sunday, assaulting Palestinian political prisoners and transferring 56 of them out of the “security section” at the prison.

According to a statement from the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, 12 of the prisoners were transferred to Ramla prison while the others were transferred to unknown destinations.

According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, Askalan prison contains a special wing for the Israeli security services, the Shin Bet, to interrogate Palestinian political prisoners.

A small fraction of Palestinians detained by Israel are held inside the occupied territory, while the vast majority are transferred to prisons inside Israel, limiting their access to their families, legal support, and communities, and also stripping detainees of their rights under the Fourth Geneva Convention.

(MAAN, PC, Social Media)

1 Comment

  1. What a disgusting shame .

    I wonder whether there is answer 2 solve this humongous problem ; unless whole world jointly condemn these atrocities including USA !! And with present President of USA
    , I m afraid this wont happen , not in my life time !!

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