Palestinian inmates assaulted by Israeli jail guards: PA

Palestinian prisoners at Israel's Ramon Prison were injured after being attacked by prison guards, a PA official said

Palestinian inmates assaulted by Israeli jail guards: PA

World Bulletin/News Desk

An unspecified number of Palestinian prisoners at Israel's Ramon Prison were injured after being attacked by prison guards, a Palestinian Authority (PA) official said Monday.

"Israeli guards stormed a ward of Ramon Prison, triggering clashes with Palestinian prisoners," Issa Qaraqe, head of the PA's agency for Palestinian prisoners, said in a statement.

The clashes left several prisoners wounded, he said, without providing further details.

The clashes, Qaraqe added, had come following a thorough search of the prison by the Israeli authorities and after a number of prisoners were denied cash provided by their families.

Around 1,000 Palestinians are currently held in Ramon Prison in southern Israel.

The Israeli authorities are yet to comment on Qaraqe's assertions.

Over 7,000 Palestinians continue to languish in prisons throughout Israel, according to official Palestinian statistics.

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