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Israeli forces assault Palestinian inmates in Ramon prison, move them to unknown place

This file picture shows Palestinian prisoners in an Israeli prison in the occupied territories. (Via Twitter)

Israeli forces have violently ransacked cells of Palestinian prisoners in the Ramon prison before transferring dozens of them to an unknown location, demonstrating once again that the Tel Aviv regime does not shy away from using repressive measures against Palestinian inmates.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Israeli troops raided Section 3 of the detention center on Tuesday and used pepper spray on Palestinian prisoners.

The advocacy group added that some 80 prisoners were transferred from the Ramon jail to another unknown location.

The Asra Media Office (AMO), another Palestinian prisoners’ rights group, said Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters, stun grenades, and rubber bullets at the prisoners before transferring them to another jail.

There was no immediate information about injuries among the Palestinian detainees.

Hamas condemns vicious assault

The report prompted the Gaza-based Hamas resistance movement to denounce the vicious assault. It held Israel fully responsible for protecting Palestinian prisoners, stressing that such attacks and violations are carried out systematically.

Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif Qanu said in a press statement that Israeli acts of aggression and crimes would not manage to undermine Palestinian prisoners’ willpower. He called on Palestinians from all walks of life to stand in solidarity with the inmates in order to achieve their rights and freedom.

Voicing his group’s full solidarity with Palestinian prisoners, Qanu said suppressing Palestinian prisoners and depriving them of their basic human rights will only make them more determined to continue their struggle.

More than 7,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently held in some 17 Israeli jails, with dozens of them serving multiple life sentences.

Palestinian detainees have continuously resorted to open-ended hunger strikes in an attempt to express their outrage at the detentions and harsh conditions in Israeli jails.

Senior Palestinian officials say Israel must be held accountable for its persecution of Palestinian people, including its mass and arbitrary detentions.

Palestinian inmates have also been subjected to systematic torture, harassment and repression all through the years of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

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