Skip to main content

Israeli guards crack down as Palestinian prisoners rebel

Palestinians reject new measures taken against them in Israeli prisons, most notably the installation of electronic jamming devices suspected of causing cancer.
Read in 

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails stand ready to wage an open battle with prison guards amid escalating tensions with the Israel Prison Service (IPS), which has again toughened conditions on prisoners.

On March 24, violent skirmishes flared up between prisoners and guards in Negev prison's Section 4. The Metzada unit — the IPS hostage rescue and special operations unit — raided the section, fought with prisoners and fired tear gas.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.