Prison administration of the Israeli Nahfa detention camp, in the
Negev Desert, barred on Monday the detainees from their visitation
rights until further notice. The families, travelling under difficult
conditions for several hours, were turned back without seeing their
detained family members.
A spokesperson of the Israeli Prison Administration claimed that a Palestinian woman, who was among the visiting families, stabbed a female soldier with a sharp tool while the soldier was searching her.
The soldier, according to the source, received medical treatment in the prison compound and was transfered to an Israeli hospital.
The Palestine News Network, PNN, reported that soldiers attacked the woman and fired gas cannisters at the families before declaring a state of emergency in the compound.
No date was set for the upcoming visitation date, the PNN added.
Eyewitnesses reported that before the claimed incident soldiers harassed and abused the families while searching them in a provocative way, including body search while humiliating the families.
The Palestinian Prisoners Society slammed the Israeli procedures and reported that soldiers always attempt to humiliate the families of the detainees while searching them and force them to wait for several hours before they are allowed to visit their detained family members.