Israeli soldiers assaulted many Palestinian political prisoners in Ofer prison Wednesday and threatened to impose severe sanctions on them.

Tha’er Shreiteh, the head of the Media Department of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, stated that soldiers from three Israeli special forces units invaded various sections of the prison and assaulted many detainees.

He added that the army did not provide a reason for the assault against the detainees and stated that the soldiers also threatened to impose severe sanctions and restrictions on them, including forcing many in solitary confinement and confiscating their belongings.

Shreiteh said tension is mounting in the facility, especially amidst fears of further Israeli escalation and violations, especially since it appears that the soldiers intend to invade and search every section and room.