4 Palestinian detainees injured as Israeli forces raid prison

April 29, 2011

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Four Palestinian detainees were injured Friday as Israeli forces raided Eshel prison, a prisoners’ society said.

Clashes broke out when Israeli forces attacked detainee Imad Al-Mardawn, the society said, adding that forces threatened to use Taser guns.

Detainees said they would go on hunger strike Saturday in protest over the incident, and would file a complaint to the Israel’s Supreme Court to demand an investigation.

The society said in a statement that 144 Palestinian detainees were held in Eshel prison.

Prisoners held in Ashkelon detention center said they would join the hunger strike in solidarity with detainees in Eshel prison.

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