Three prisoners brought to court after attacking jailers

Three Palestinian prisoners Friday were brought to Israeli magistrate court in Beersheba city in order to consider charges brought against them on attacking jailers in Israeli Negev and Nafha prisons.

The lawyer of Detainees and Ex-detainees Committee Yousif Nasasra revealed that the three captives are Khaled al-Silawi, from Gaza, and both brothers Ahmad and Mahmoud Nassar from Madama town in Nablus.

Lawyer Nasasra who met with prisoners at court said that detainee al-Silawi who serves an 18-year sentence is charged with hitting an Israeli jailer by a sharp tool which, he said, was in protest at Israeli punitive measures practiced against him along with prison mates by the Metsada Israeli unit.

As for captive Ahmad Nassar who is sentenced to two years, he was brutally beaten at the hands of Israeli Special Forces while being transferred from jail.

His brother Mahmoud who is sentenced to five years said that he hit an Israeli jailer using a blade in protest at bad detention conditions in addition to ceaseless pressures against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails especially storming campaigns and not answering the demands of captives.

A state of tension prevailed in Israeli jails due to Israeli storming and punitive operations carried out by Israeli Prison Service (IPS) after two Israeli jailers had been attacked by sharp tools in Nafha and Negev Israeli jails on Wednesday.

Courtesy :  The Palestinian Information Center