On Wednesday afternoon, IPS unit ‘Massada’ stormed Ward No. 6 of the Negev prison where a number of Palestinian hunger strikers are being held.
Local media reported the storming force searched the section and tampered with its contents, according to Al Ray.
There are currently 183 Palestinians under administrative detention, 9 of them members of the Palestinian Legislative Council.
In response, a mass hunger strike among Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continues for the 49th day in a row, as detainees demand the end of Israel’s policy of administrative detention, in which Palestinians are abducted and detained under harsh conditions without charge or trial.
Some hunger strikers, mainly the elders and those suffering illnesses, were recently transferred to Tal HaShomer Hospital, after their health conditions deteriorated.
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