Friday, December 31, 2010

Dozens of prisoners injured in jailors' storming of their wards in Ofer

[ 30/12/2010 - 10:18 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Special forces of the Israeli prison service known as the Nahshon stormed the Ofer military prison on Wednesday night, beat up prisoners, and fired gas bombs at them hurting dozens.
Prisoners reported that more than eight of them suffered fractures and bruises as a result of the sudden storming operation and the beatings while tens suffered breathing problems.
They said that the operation focused on ward 14 during which surprise searches were made using dogs in the process after forcing prisoners to strip.
The prisoners in all wards of Ofer declared a state of alert as tensions ran high as a result of the storming operation.
The Ofer jail includes two main buildings and ten wards in which more than 1,200 Palestinian prisoners are held.

Eight Detainees Injured, Dozens Treated For Gaza Inhalation After Being Attacked By Soldiers

Thursday December 30, 2010 09:00 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Undercover Forces of the Nahshon Israeli Military Unit, broke on Wednesday at night into the Ofer Israeli military detention center, and attacked Palestinian detainees wounding eight while dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Ofer During Previous Attack - File
Ofer During Previous Attack - File
Eight Palestinian detainees suffered fractures and concussions after being violently assaulted by the soldiers who broke into their rooms, fully armored, fired gas bombs and attacked the detainees with batons and rifle-buts.

Although soldiers broke into several sections at the detention facility, the main attack was focused on section 14 as the soldiers searched the rooms, and forced the detainees to undress under the pretext of searching them.

The undercover forces also used dogs during the search but did not locate anything “unusual”.

It is worth mentioning that Ofer prison includes two main buildings that consist of 10 sections where more than 12000 Palestinian detainees are held.

Detainees in Ofer are mainly those who received administrative detention, orders in addition to those who were not sent to court, and the detainees who were sentenced by military courts but were not moved to other prisons.