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Over 80 Palestinian Islamic Jihad prisoners protest in Israeli Ktzi’ot prison

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Over 80 Palestinian Islamic Jihad prisoners are protesting in Israeli Ktzi’ot Prison in protest against the punitive and repressive measures taken by the Israeli prisons’ administration following the Gilbou’s prison break.

The Palestinian prisoners in Ktzi’ot Prison have demanded that the situation in the prison be returned to how it was before restrictions were implemented after six Palestinian prisoners managed to free themselves from Gilbou prison earlier this month.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad warned Israel Prison Service against suppressing the protest, saying it held ‘Israel’ for responsible for any harm to the prisoners.

The prisoners have demanded the Israeli prisons’ administration to end its policy of repression, abuse, and arbitrary transfers and release isolated prisoners to regular sections, return detention conditions to what they were before September 5, and to end the policy of arbitrary administrative detention and stop the renewal policy for administrative detainees, among other demands.

Such tensions came after the heroic act of six Palestinian prisoners who managed to free themselves on September 6 2021, from Gilbou prison, a high-security Israeli prison, through a secret tunnel they had reportedly dug beneath the prison.

The six prisoners were identified as:

Mahmoud Arda, 46 years old, from Arraba town in Jenin, imprisoned since 1996, sentenced to a life and 15 years and belonged to the Islamic Jihad movement.

Mohammad Arda, 39 years old, from Arraba town in Jenin, imprisoned since 2002, sentenced to a life and belonged to the Islamic Jihad movement.

Yaaqob Qadri, 49 years old, from Beir al-Basha town in Jenin, imprisoned since 2003, sentenced to a life and belonged to the Islamic Jihad movement.

Ayham Kamanji, 35 years old, from Kufr Dan town in Jenin, imprisoned since 2006, sentenced to a life and belonged to the Islamic Jihad movement.

Zakaria Zubaidi, 46 years old, from Jenin refugee camp, imprisoned since 2019, was not sentenced, and is a former commander of Fatah’s Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

Munadel Infeiat, 26 years old, from Yabad town in Jenin and imprisoned since 2019, was not sentenced and belonged to the Islamic Jihad movement.

Four of the six breakers were rearrested by the Israeli occupation on September 11, after five days of large-scale sweep operations throughout occupied Palestine using high-tech systems and the two others were rearrested on September 19, after 13 days of sweep operations.

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