Occupied Palestine, ALRAY - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) transferred on Saturday 70 administrative prisoners in the Negev Israeli prison from chambers to tents due to staging an open hunger strike.
Administrative detention is a procedure that allows the Israeli military to hold prisoners indefinitely on secret information without charging them or allowing them to stand trial.
Ex-prisoner Mohammed al-Souqi, 29, who was released Saturday after serving six years in the Israeli prisons, said the Israeli prison service (IPS) transferred 70 prisoners to tents as a mass punishment. It threatened them to carry out more punishment proceedings.
"Prisoners in the Negev prison are subjected to all kinds of psychological and physical punishments," he added. He called for solidarity with prisoners and doing their best to liberate all of them.
Administrative detainees in the Israeli prisons are in an open hunger for three days in a row in order to end administrative detention policy in three Israeli prisons Megiddo, Ofer, Negev.
Palestinians have been subjected to administrative detention since the beginning of the Israeli Occupation in 1967 and before that time, under the British Mandate. The frequency of the use of administrative detention has fluctuated throughout Israel’s occupation, and has been steadily rising since the outbreak of the second intifada in September 2000.