Tuesday night, dozens of Israeli soldiers and the Israeli Prison
Authorities broke into Ofer Israeli detention facility, attacked dozens
of detainees, and transferred 90 to solitary confinement in Ayalon
prison in Al Ramleh.
The Palestinian Ministry of Detainees reported that hundreds of soldiers of the Nahshon division broke into section seven at the Ofer detention facility, sprayed gas at the detainees and attacked them with batons; several detainees were injured.
Ninety detainees were forced out of their rooms and were placed in military buses after they were handcuffed.
The buses transferred the detainees from Ofer, near Ramallah city in the northern part of the West Bank, to Ayalon prison without allowing them to take their personal belongings.
Ofer prison was controlled by the Israeli army, but less than two months ago it became under the direct control of the Israeli Prison Authorities.
There are 900 detainees placed in eight sections in Ofer.
Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Wasfi Qabha, appealed human rights organizations and the international community to put an end to the Israeli illegal practices against the detainees who are deprived from their basic rights guaranteed by the international law.