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Ministry: Israel imposing collective punishment on prisoners
Published Sunday 03/08/2014 (updated) 04/08/2014 12:52
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RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Ministry of Prisoner Affairs said on Saturday that Israeli prison authorities have imposed collective punishments on Palestinian prisoners over the last two months in tandem with ongoing Israeli offensives.

In a statement, the ministry quoted its lawyers who recently visited prisoners in Israeli jails as saying that the "collective punishment" which Israeli prison authorities began imposing about two months ago had intensified during the military offensive on Gaza over the last three weeks.

The lawyers said that the collective punishments included fines, arbitrary inspections nearly every day, ransacking prisoners' belongings, moving prisoners to different jails, deprivation of family visits, deprivation of access to the prison canteen, deprivation of daily breaks, and elimination of some TV channels.

The statement highlighted that all prisoners affiliated to Hamas and the Islamic Jihad have been deprived of family visits for the last two months.

An Israeli prison services spokeswoman did not return inquiries for comment.

More than 6,500 Palestinians are currently being held in Israeli jails, including 1,500 detained in just the last two months.
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1 ) David / USA
03/08/2014 17:41
Let's compare 'being moved to different prisons, daily inspections, deprivation of family visits, etc.,' to what happened to the two IDF soldiers who accidently took a wrong turn and ended up in Ramallah several years ago: they were assaulted, murdered, EVISCERATED, and their mutilated bodies throw out a second floor window, where they were abused even more. Then their organs were EATEN by a few of the Palestinians. Israel, at its worst, treats prisoners better than the PLO, Hamas, and Fatah.
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