Friday, 1 July 2011

Soldiers from the Nahshon battalion raid Askalan jail, assault captives

  [ 01/07/2011 - 09:59 AM ]

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- Palestinian sources in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil said on Thursday afternoon that soldiers from the Nahshon Battalion raided section 3 of Askalan jail and viciously attacked Palestinian captives they protested the prison administration’s decision to use the section which has a canteen for convicted criminals.

Amjad al-Najjar, director of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), said that the captives in Askalan were upset when the prison administration closed the section which has a canteen for Palestinian captives and expressed their anger by banging on doors.

Soldiers from the Nahshon Brigade raided the prison and assaulted Palestinian captives using truncheons and teargas on them causing the injury of a number of captives.

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