Tag Archive for Palestinian prisoners

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 »

Nabbed: Jailed Palestinian terrorist feigns illness to smuggle phones from hospital

Incarcerated Palestinian terrorist complains of severe pain and is transferred to hospital, where awaiting hidden packages containing phones and 17 SIM cards are found during a precursory security check in a restroom available for security prisoners.

By Orli Harari


An Arab terrorist who is imprisoned in the Shikma detention center took advantage of a hospital visit to smuggle cell phones to the detention center.

The security prisoner complained on Thursday morning that he was not feeling well due to medical problems he is suffering from. After an examination at the clinic of the detention center, it was decided to transfer him for a comprehensive examination at a hospital. Continue Reading »

Palestinian convicted of selling land to Jews dies in custody

The Palestinian inmate, whose identity is still unknown, was arrested in 2012 by the PA security forces for his involvement in the sale of land to Jews.



A Palestinian prisoner who was accused of selling land to Jews died in a hospital run by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Ramallah.

A PA court had sentenced the man to ten years in prison for his involvement in real estate transactions “with the enemy,” PA police spokesman Luay Zreikat said. The prisoner, whose identity was not released, was arrested in 2012 by PA security forces on charges of involvement in the sale of land to Jews. 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 »

Israel Knesset disqualifies early parole for convicted terrorists

Security prisoners convicted of murder or accessory to murder who have served 2/3 of their sentences will no longer be eligible for parole under new law passed Tuesday that prevents their early release.

By Ariel Kahana and Gideon Allon


The Knesset on Tuesday enacted a law preventing the early release of security prisoners found guilty of murder or accessory to murder under the 2016 Anti-Terrorism Law.

According to the new law, sponsored by Yisrael Beytenu MK Oded Forer and Likud MK Anat Berko, prisoners convicted of murder or accessory to murder will no longer have the possibility of having their sentences shortened. 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 »

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 »

Abandoning Israelis kept hostage, ICRC demands Israel reinstate visits to Hamas prisoners


In effort to pressure Hamas to release Israeli hostages, and the bodies of kidnaped killed soldiers, Israel suspended visitation rights to their terrorist prisoners.
• Israel’s Public Security Ministry rejected the ICRC’s request outright.
• Father of Lt. Hadar Goldin, whose body is held by Hamas, says demand demonstrates the Red Cross’ “hypocrisy and inhumanity”

By Itsik Saban


The International Committee of the Red Cross has demanded that Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan reinstate visitation rights for Hamas prisoners from Gaza who are serving time in Israeli prisons. According to the committee, Israel’s decision to prevent family members from visiting security prisoners is a “violation of the Geneva Convention.” Continue Reading »

Hamas threatens Israel after barring visits to jailed terrorists until MIA returned to families


The Gaza run terrorist organization said Israel’s decision to end visitation rights constitutes a ‘declaration of war’ on prisoners, saying, “Hamas will not allow this punishment. There will be a price to pay.”

By David Rosenberg


Israel is no longer allowing relatives to visit jailed Hamas terrorists, the Gaza-based terror organization claimed on Thursday.

Abd El-Rahman Shadid, who heads up Hamas’ bureau of prisoner affairs, declared in a written statement to Arab journalists that Israel had revoked the visitation rights of jailed terrorists affiliated with the Hamas terror group.

According to Shadid, the decision to halt visits to jailed Hamas terrorists is tied to Israeli efforts to bring about the return of two murdered IDF soldiers – Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin – whose bodies have been held by Hamas since 2014. Continue Reading »

Another ‘Trump success’? – Palestinian terrorists report monthly stipends have stopped


A representative for Palestinian prisoners in Gaza reports 277 released prisoners aligned with Hamas have not received their monthly ‘stipends for murderer.’
• A released terrorist: “We believe Palestinian Authority has succumbed to U.S., Israeli pressure.”

By The Associated Press, Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff


Scores of former Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel and living in the Gaza Strip said on Sunday their stipends from the Western-backed Palestinian Authority have been suspended in an apparent bid to appease Israel and the United States.

A spokesman for Palestinian prisoners said that 277 freed prisoners in the Gaza Strip, most of whom are aligned with the Islamist terrorist Hamas group that runs the coastal enclave, were surprised to find their May stipends had not been paid. 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 »

In Shadow of National Embarrassment, Hunger-Striking Barghouti makes threats from prison


Imprisoned Palestinian archterrorist promises to ‘continue the struggle’ calling on all Arabs to escalate civil disobedience on behalf of the hunger-strikers, until the demands of the jail terrorists’ goals against Israel are fulfilled.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Marwan Barghouti, the leader of the hunger strike in which hundreds of terrorists in Israeli prisons are currently engaged, issued a call from his prison cell for the Arabs living under the rule of the Palestinian Authority to escalate the struggle on behalf of the terrorists and threatened an increase in civil disobedience if the demands of the hunger strikers are not met. Continue Reading »

Abbas incited further as Palestinian Authority honors mother of 4 imprisoned terrorists

PMW REPORT:  Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas himself received relatives of terrorist prisoners at his office to honor and promote  imprisoned terrorists as one of the PA’s main concerns.



The current hunger strike held by imprisoned Palestinian terrorists gave the Palestinian Authority (PA) another opportunity to promote one of its female role models, Um Nasser Abu Hmeid, reports Palestinian Media Watch.

Latifa Abu Hmeid (her proper name) is famous in the PA for being the mother of four imprisoned terrorists, all of whom are serving life sentences. She has joined the hunger strike in solidarity with her sons and the other imprisoned terrorists. Continue Reading »

Arab Parliamentarian Outraged Over Israel’s Plan to Deal With Jailed Hunger-Strikers


MK Ahmed Tibi (Joint Arab List) condemns decision to bring in foreign doctors that agree to force-feed hunger striking imprisoned terrorists, preventing ‘self-inflicted damage’ to their health.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Senior officials in Israel intend to fly doctors from a foreign country to forcibly feed security prisoners who are currently engaged in a hunger strike and who, it is feared, could require hospitalization.

Channel 2 reported that the officials decided to “import” the foreign doctors in light of the refusal of the Israeli Medical Association to forcibly feed the hunger strikers. 850 prisoners are currently engaged in the hunger strike. Continue Reading »

Hunger strike organizer Barghouti transferred to different prison, placed in isolation


In an effort to thwart an organized hunger strike of nearly 1000 Palestinian prisoners, jailed Fatah leader was moved to a different prison.

By i24NEWS


The imprisoned Fatah leader, Marwan Barghouti, who led the charge on a mass hunger strike among Palestinian prisoners on Sunday, was moved to a new prison and put in isolation Monday, reported Palestinian and Israeli media.

According to reports, he was transferred along with three other prisoners from Israel’s Hadarim prison to Jalama prison, north of Jenin in an effort to thwart the ongoing hunger strike among nearly 1000 Palestinian prisoners.

A banner with Marwan Barghouti’s image at an anti-Israel demonstration.

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