Inmates belongings were destroyed in the raid on a cell
for sick prisoners in Ashkelon jail, a detainee spokesman
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces stormed a section of Ashkelon jail housing seriously ill prisoners on Friday, a lawyer for the Palestinian prisoners society said.
A large number of Israeli prison service special forces entered the cell early Friday while prisoners were sleeping, and forcefully strip searched all the inmates, detainee spokesman Nasser Abu Hmeid told society lawyer Kareem Ajwah on Saturday.
The prisoners belongings were destroyed during the raid, which lasted several hours, Abu Hmeid said.
There are 4,423 Palestinian prisoners currently being held in 20 Israeli detention centers, according to a report released by the Palestinian Prisoners Society this week.