Israeli ‘housing council’ has approved a plan to build four new prisons in the occupied territories as the occupation accelerates its arrest campaign against Palestinians, the Palestine News Network reported.

Israeli media sources announced, on Tuesday, that the council authorized construction of the prison complexes, south of the Israeli city of Haifa, each of which would be comprised of a detention center, a police station and a court.

Israel’s Channel 7 said the new prison complexes would fit 4,000 political, criminal, and minor detainees, and is expected to be completed in 2040.

Palestinians complain that they are subjected to assault and torture at Israeli prisons, and some detainees resort to open-ended hunger strikes to voice their outrage at dire prison conditions.

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Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam