RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM — An Israeli force on Monday stormed a section of the Israel-run Ofer Prison in the occupied West Bank and attacked Palestinian detainees.
In a Monday statement, the Prisoners Prisoners Society said members of Israel’s special Metsada Force had stormed a section of the prison where they “attacked Palestinian inmates with rubber bullets and teargas.”
More than 100 prisoners were injured during the attack, where their belongigns were damaged.
Monday’s raid was the second raid in Ofer prison this week, with sources describing the previous raid as “brutal” and “violent.”
Currently home to an estimated 1,200 Palestinian inmates, the Ofer Prison is located southwest of the West Bank city of Ramallah.
According to Palestinian figures, more than 6,000 Palestinians — including dozens of women, scores of minors and six lawmakers — are currently being held in Israeli prisons.
Israeli forces regularly use raids, punitive solitary confinement, confiscation of personal belongings, and forcible prison transfers to suppress Palestinian prisoners, whose numbers inside Israeli prisons reached 6,128 as of July, according to prisoners’ rights group Addameer.