Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The Israeli government has approved a plan to build more jails in order to deal with the increasing number of Palestinian political prisoners.
Israeli media said that the so-called “housing council” has approved a plan to build more jails to reduce the pressure on the existing jails. The plan aims at constructing four prison complexes, which contain several facilities specialized for political, criminal, and minor prisoners.
The new jails are supposed to be built in Haifa and the South. The construction is planned to be completed in 2040.
The occupation state has already 30 prison facilities, most of them are very old and very crowded.
At the end of November 2019, there were at least 4,638 Palestinian security detainees and prisoners being held in Israeli facilities, including 303 from the Gaza Strip, according to B’Tselem. The Israelis carry out daily arrest campaigns throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem, arresting dozens of Palestinians on a daily basis. They also occasionally arrest Palestinians from the Gaza border areas after intruding into the enclave.