Tag Archive for Israel Prison Service

Caught Palestinian prisoners mistakenly thought Israeli Arabs would help

Analysis: Following the capture of 4 of the 6 prisoner escapees, it’s clear the apprehended fugitive Palestinian terrorists expected assistance from the Israeli Arabs before entering a more ‘friendly’ West Bank for weapons and protection.

By Ron Ben-Yishai


The relatively quick arrest of four of the six Palestinian prisoners who made a dramatic escape from Gilboa Prison earlier this week indicates their plans were not as sophisticated as security officials initially estimated.

They also probably did not receive significant assistance from accomplices outside of prison.

Israeli police capture notorious terror commander Zakaria Zubeidi who escaped on Monday – Screen-capture: Israel Police Facebook page

The fugitives’ plan was probably based on the assumption that they would find short-term shelter in Arab communities near Gilboa in northern Israel. Continue Reading »

Israel Prison Services bust Palestinians smuggling phones in stomach

Israel prison service official explains how Palestinian smugglers swallow miniature cellphones, then go get themselves arrested so they can deliver them to the intended incarcerated terrorist.
o far this year, over 70 smuggled phones used to orchestrate terrorist activities have been found & confiscated. 

By Itsik Saban


The Israel Prison Service has uncovered a sophisticated method of smuggling cellphones into Israeli jails, the agency announced on Sunday.

Security prisoners, the agency said, have been caught trying to smuggle miniature cellphones into prisons by swallowing them. The smugglers would commit petty crimes just so they could be arrested and then deliver the phones to a specific person already behind bars. Continue Reading »

Denied parole: Imprisoned Israeli-Arab parliamentarian for aiding terrorists

Israel Prison Service Parole Board: Former Joint Arab List MK Basel Ghattas, who is serving a 2-year sentence for smuggling cellphones to incarcerated Palestinian security offenders, did not express any remorse for ‎his actions, which could have seriously affected Israel’s security.

By Gadi Golan


The Israel Prison Service Parole Board on Tuesday ‎‎denied an appeal for early release by former Joint Arab List MK ‎‎Basel Ghattas,‎ saying he has expressed no remorse for ‎‎his crimes. ‎

Ghattas is serving a two-year sentence for smuggling ‎cellphones and other materials to ‎Palestinian ‎security prisoners. He is serving his sentence ‎in ‎ Eshel Prison, near Beersheba.‎ Continue Reading »

Police bust cell-phone smuggling ring to incarcerated Palestinian terrorists

Israel Police uncover surreptitious ring smuggling contraband to Palestinian security prisoners using soft-drink cartons sent to the prison’s canteen by the supplier’s employees.

By Eli Senyor


Police have uncovered a network smuggling mobile phones to security prisoners serving sentences in Israeli jails using employees of a company supplying canteen items to prisoners.

The surreptitious scheme was uncovered by an investigation conducted by the police’s central region main unit. Among those arrested for participating in the network are a West Bank resident and Israeli citizens employed with the marketing company providing the canteen products. Continue Reading »

Israel Prison Service decision: No conjugal visits for jailed arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti

Mass-murdering Palestinian terrorist who was filmed on Israel Prison Services CCTV eating on the toilet during the 1500 prisoner hunger-strike he orchestrated, is no longer to be visited by his wife until 2019.

Arutz Sheva Staff


Israel has informed Fadwa Barghouti, the wife of the arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti, that she will not be able to visit her husband until 2019.

In an interview with PA media, Barghouti said that the ban stemmed from her support for her husband’s hunger strike several months ago, which about 1,500 terrorist prisoners participated in.

Barghouti launched the hunger strike in April to protest the conditions of terrorists in Israeli prisons. Continue Reading »

Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike ends, Barghouti got zilch


Israel Prison Service negotiated an end to the prisoners’ hunger strike with the Palestinian Authority, without meeting a single one of Marwan Barghouti’s demands. The initiator of the strike, Barghouti, was caught on hidden surveillance camera eating candy bars in his bathroom during the hunger strike.

By Elior Levy


New details concerning the conclusion of the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike and its causes are coming to light in the hours since the prisoners and the Israel Prison Service (IPS) made their announcements.

As the strike reached its peak, with dozens of prisoners requiring medical attention, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas intervened directly in order to bring the matter to a close out of fear of significant provocations and demonstrations. Continue Reading »

Gaza Terrorists Give Israel 24hrs to Answer Ultimatum of Imprisoned Hunger-Strikers


Hamas’ armed wing releases video with threatening ultimatum to Israeli authorizes should the Israel Prison Service not comply to the demands of hunger-striking prisoners incarcerated in Israeli facilities.



Israel has 24-hours to respond affirmatively to the demands of hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli jails, Abu Obeida, spokesman of Hamas’ armed wing said on Tuesday.

“We are setting a 24-hour deadline for the enemy’s leadership to comply with the prisoners’ demands,” Abu Obeida said in a video posted on Hamas-affiliated news outlets.

Hamas issues ultimatum over hunger-striking prisoners. – Photo- Video screenshot

Abu Obeida said that Hamas’ armed wing, known as the Izzadin Kassam Brigade, will increase the number of prisoners it is demanding Israel release in prisoner swaps talks for every day Israel does not comply. Continue Reading »

National Embarrassment: Former Israeli PM Olmert Heads to Jail Over Bribery Conviction


view videoJust prior of reporting for 19-month jail sentence, ex-PM Ehud Olmert, the first Israeli (former) premier to be incarcerated, releases a video rejecting criminal wrongdoing.

By Ynet reporters


Former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Monday headed to prison to begin a 19-month sentence for bribery. Olmert released a video before heading to prison in which he denied criminal wrongdoing.

Translation below

“No one is above the law,” Olmert said in the video. “I made mistakes, but they were not criminal in nature. I reject outright the charges related to bribery.”

Olmert, who was originally sentenced to six months before the Supreme Court partly overturned his sentence in December, said in the video: “This morning I will enter prison to serve my sentence. Continue Reading »

Israel Prison Service To Establish Emergency Room for Hunger-Strikers

In order avoid irreversible health problems caused by long-term fasting, the IPS medical center in Ramla will establish an emergency room to deal with hunger-strikers.

By Mati Tuchfeld, Itsik Saban & Gadi Golan


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the authorities on Sunday to examine the possibility of building a special medical emergency room in the framework of the Israel Prison Service, in light of the case of Mohammad Allan, an Islamic Jihad activist imprisoned in Israel who has refused food for over 50 days.

Prisoners in an Israeli jail – Photo: Tal Cohen

The new emergency room is expected to be set up at the IPS medical center in Ramla. Continue Reading »

Jailed Hamas commander gets solitary after radio interview with smuggled phone

After Abdullah Barghouti was taken to solitary confinement by Israel’s prisons authority for giving prohibited radio interview with a smuggled in cellphone, it was reported that he began an indefinite hunger strike.

By AFP, Liad Osmo


An imprisoned commander of Hamas’s armed wing who is serving 67 life terms has been placed in solitary confinement for speaking to a radio station, Israel’s prisons authority said Sunday.

Jailed Hamas operative Abdullah Barghouti – Photo: Hagai Aharon

Abdullah Barghouti gave an interview to Hamas radio using a mobile telephone “smuggled into the prison where he is being held, and has been placed in an isolation cell,” said spokeswoman Sivan Weizman. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Government Approves Legislation Confiscating Security Detainees’ Cellphones

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to present bill to the Knesset seeking to thwart use of cellphones by incarcerated terrorists.

By Tova Tzimuk


The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved on Sunday a proposal to prevent the use of cellular devices by prisoners and security detainees involved in acts of terror, presented by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked – Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg

Coincidentally, the bill was presented after – earlier in the day – Palestinian terrorist Abdullah Barghouti conducted an interview with a Palestinian radio station from prison using his mobile phone.

Currently the legal authority to deny detainees use of cellular devices remains vague, with the security services forced to petition the High Court of Justice to prevent prisoners making using cell phones. Continue Reading »

Incarcerated Islamic Jihad terrorists dug escape tunnel in Shita Prison


After receiving a tip, Israel Prison Service discovers 4 meter-long tunnel in bathroom, then the guards discover fake uniform.

By Raanan Ben-Zur


Security detainees tried to escape Shita Prison in northern Israel by digging a tunnel a four-meter-long tunnel from a cell bathroom. The cell in which the tunnel was found housed Islamic Jihad prisoners – some serving life sentences.

The entrance to the tunnel (Photo: Courtesy of IPS)

The entrance to the tunnel – Photo: Courtesy of IPS

The search which discovered the tunnel in the security wing of the prison was initiated after the prisoner’s management received information about a potential attack on guards.

During a search of the bathrooms, in one of the cells that house prisoners sentenced to life terms, guards discovered the opening of a tunnel that was hidden with tiles. Continue Reading »

After shooting guards, barricading himself, American-Israeli prisoner killed at Rimonim jail


3 prison guards shot, 1 in critical condition, after Samuel Sheinbein who’s serving life for murder opened fire in a prison bathroom.

By Raanan Ben-Tsur


An American-Israeli prisoner serving life for murder was shot dead at a central Israel jail Sunday after he seized a gun and opened fire on three guards, before barricading himself in a prison bathroom. Samuel Sheinbein was killed when elite troops entered the bathroom at Rimonim prison to bring the situation to an end.

Security forces at Rimonim prison (Photo: Ido Erez)

Security forces at Rimonim prison – Photo: Ido Erez

Two of the guards, aged 30 and 35, were in critical and serious condition respectively, and the third, aged 40, sustained light wounds. Continue Reading »