Israel Transfers Representative of Prisoners to Megiddo Prison
Israeli Ofer prison’s administration has transferred the prisoner Mutassim Samara, a leader in Captive Movement, to Megiddo prison after being moved from Negev to Ofer prison only one month ago.
Mutassim Samara, from Tulkarem, was arrested several times most recently was in May 2001. He is one of the captive movement leaders in Israeli jails.
Director of Ahrar center Fouad Khuffash said that Mutassim Samara had perfectly mastered the Hebrew language. He studied political science at the Hebrew University where he got high grades. The Hebrew University professors were surprised with his perfect Hebrew language and good analysis.
Meanwhile, Waad Association for prisoners’ affairs expressed deep regret over the Israeli repeated rejection to allow the entry of winter clothing and supplies to Palestinian prisoners.
In its statement, the association confirmed that Israeli occupation did not take any measure to protect the life of Palestinian prisoners particularly minors and female captives in the wake of the unprecedented cold weather storm.
The statement pointed out that the administrative detainees declared hunger strike on Thursday despite the extreme cold weather as part of their escalated protests against their continued arrest without charge or trial.
The statement condemned the international silence towards the prisoners’ difficult detention conditions, holding international human rights organizations responsible for the prisoners’ lives.
It also called on Palestinian and Arab media outlets to reveal and expose Israeli violations against prisoners.