Israeli soldiers stormed into, on Tuesday at night, the Ramon Prison and attacked Palestinian political prisoners; several injuries were reported.The Wattan TV reported that clashes took place between the detainees and soldiers of the “Nachshon” brigade after dozens of them invaded section 4 of the prison and attacked a number of detainees; several injuries among the detainees were reported.

Fires also broke out in section 4 leading to damage and several injuries.

The army claimed that the soldiers wanted to search the rooms where 120 Palestinian political prisoners are held.

Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Issa Qaraqe’, stated that several detainees suffocated due to smoke inhalation while others suffered concussions and bruises after being attacked by the soldiers.

Qaraqe’ added that the Prison Administration shut the facility down, adding that the attack against the detainees is still ongoing.

He said that the Israeli Prison Administration is conducting these illegal attacks to punish the detainees for holding their most recent hunger strike.