'Israeli forces injured more than 100 Palestinian prisoners at Israel’s Ofer military prison near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah in a series of raids since Sunday.
Several Israeli military units raided two other prisons since then, Nafha prison in the Naqab region in southern Israel and Gilboa prison in the north, after allegedly receiving an intelligence tip that members of Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian political and resistance organization, had mobile phones, Israeli daily Haaretz reported.
This video shows the prison authorities’ special forces unit Metzada raid Ofer prison on Monday:
لحظة اقتحام وحدة "المتسادا" التابعة لإدارة معتقلات الاحتلال قسم 15 والتنكيل بالأسرى في معتقل عوفر، صباح اليوم. pic.twitter.com/A9dvpN4IvP
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Soldiers used rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, military dogs and sound bombs against Palestinian prisoners, according to Quds News Network. Three rooms were also fully burnt.
Most injuries were caused by rubber-coated steel bullets, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Club, and many prisoners were transferred to hospitals. About 20 remain hospitalized.
This has been the biggest attack on Palestinian prisoners in more than a decade, the club stated, adding that it poses “grave danger to the life and fate of the prisoners.”'
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