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Palestinian prisoners in Rimon anxious after raid threats

Palestinian prisoners in Rimon anxious after raid threats
19-10-2013,23:25

RAMALLAH - Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prison Rimon said that there is a state of high anxiety and fear in the prison after the warden threatened to storm their rooms last Wednesday. 

Sources in the prison said that prisoners have promised to oppose the threatened operation, and will respond with force and burn their rooms down if the prison administration launches a raid.

The prison administration recently sent a prisoner named Mohammad Abu Khatla from the Gaza Strip into solitary confinement for seven days, and restricted his visitation rights for two months after they found that he was trying to smuggle sperm out of the prison, sources added. 

Rimon prison is located in the Negev Desert and hosts a large number of Palestinian prisoners Israel has imprisoned for reasons related to "security." It is the scene of frequent clashes between detainees and prison guards, and Israeli forces sometimes stage raids on the prison that have left prisoners wounded, most recently in June. 

In February the prison witnessed collective hunger strikes by detainees protesting inhumane living conditions and the large numbers of Palestinians imprisoned without charge or trial, a state Israel refers to as "administrative detention."

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