Days of Palestine

Saturday, June 3

Tragic Condition of Detention for Palestinian Prisoner of Gilboa’s Freedom Tunnel

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Days of Palestine – Ramallah

Israeli occupation prison administration continues to detain Mahmoud Abu Shireen 25 from Jenin camp, one of the assistants to the prisoners of the Freedom Tunnel, in solitary confinement cells, with tragic and unbearable living and detention conditions.

In a report, the Authority of Detainees and Ex-Prisoners Affairs said Wednesday that the prisoner Abu Shireen had been charged with providing assistance to the six prisoners who liberated themselves from Gilboa Prison last year, and as a result, a series of punitive measures began against him like other prisoners who were charged with the same accusation.

The Authority added that after the implementation of the “Freedom Tunnel” operation, the prisoner Abu Shireen was immediately placed inside isolation cells and moved between several prisons, and about a month ago he was transferred to the isolation of “Ayalon” prison.

The Authority pointed out that as soon as Abu Shireen was transferred to Ayalon, the Israeli occupation administration deliberately provoked him and pushed him into a surveillance room with cameras, which he refused at all because they violate his privacy.

Abu Shireen was transferred to other cells, with more difficult conditions and lacking the minimum necessities of human life. They also tied him to the bed for a week. He was not allowed to release the shackles except to eat or relieve himself.

The Authority added that the prisoner is currently completely isolated from the outside world, as he is languishing in that cell without electrical tools and in possession of nothing but some personal items, and recently his isolation was extended for two consecutive months.

The IOF prisons administration imposed a fine of 2,000 shekels on him after breaking cameras, they stated.

It is worth noting that Abu Shireen has been detained since March 20, 2017, and was sentenced to 4 years in prison at the time.

The Authority confirmed that the same ruling was issued against his fellow prisoners, who were charged with the same accusation, namely Qusai Marei, Ali Abu Bakr, Muhammad Abu Bakr, and Iyad Jaradat.