Shin Bet interrupts cell phone service inside prisons

03/04/2011 – 07:01 PM

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli Prison Service has reached an agreement with the country’s general security service Shin Bet to cut off cell phone chips of Palestinians jailed in Israeli prisons, the prisoners said in a letter that was leaked Sunday.

The move came as Israeli occupation authorities attempt to isolate Palestinian prisoners from the outside world and tighten restrictions.

Shin Bet had previously clinched a deal with Cellucom to cut off dozens of cell phone chips belonging to Palestinian prisoners after cell phone numbers were discovered through agents working inside the prison population.

The prisoners said they learned about the deal after cell phone chips had stopped working within the past two days.


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