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 »
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.
Former Joint Arab List MK Basel Ghattas – Screenshot
In April 2017, Ghattas pleaded guilty to charges of smuggling contraband into prison, violating Israel Prison Service directives, providing the means to carry out acts of terror, and fraud and breach of trust by a public official. Continue Reading »
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.
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.”
Red Cross was also worthless in releasing abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, as shown here with a Hamas terrorist’s hand on their prisoner’s shoulder during a forced interview.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
In an effort to thwart an organized hunger strike of nearly 1000 Palestinian prisoners, jailed Fatah leader was moved to a different prison.
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.
Arab-Israeli newspaper reports Hamas made their engagement in negotiations conditional upon the re-release of 60 Palestinians prisoners who were first released as part of the ‘Shalit deal’ but later arrested once again. Israel agreed, but insists they be relocated to Qatar or Gaza, a condition Hamas outright rejected.
Speaking about the Joint List, the Arab political party that holds 13 of the 120 seats in Israel’s parliament, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that the report about Ghattas is “more proof that the Joint List is really a joint list of spies and traitors.”
Israeli police launched an investigation into an Israeli Arab lawmaker for allegedly smuggling cell phones to Palestinians imprisoned in Israel, local media reported Sunday.
Basel Ghattas, a lawmaker from the Balad Party, which is part of the Joint (Arab) List, will be summoned by the police for questioning after the Israel Prison Services said they received information that he was planning to transfer the phones into the Keziot Prison. Continue Reading »
Because U.S. gov’t says Jordanian-born Mohammed Rashed is still a threat & should remain in custody, he’s been remanded to immigration’s custody since finishing his prison sentence in 2013, for the 1982 airliner bombing.
By the Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
The U.S. has a “concrete plan” to deport a Jordanian-born Palestinian who put a bomb on a passenger flight in 1982, a government lawyer said Tuesday, arguing that the man should stay in custody until his deportation because he remains a terrorist threat.
Mohammed Rashed during an appeals court hearing in Athens in 1991 [Archive] – Photo: AP
However, an attorney for Mohammed Rashed called the claim “another in a long line of delay tactics” by the government and argued for Rashed’s immediate release from immigration custody, where he has been held finishing a prison sentence in early 2013. Continue Reading »
Cleared for publication: A Hamas terror operative, caught and arrested in early April after an unsuccessful infiltration attempt into Israel, ‘spills his guts,’ conveying a wealth of information on weapons caches, operatives’ identities, and on terror tunnels.
By Yoav Zitun
A Hamas terror operative who is affiliated with the Izzadin al-Qassam Brigades was arrested by Israel in early April.
Terror operative Mahmoud ‘Atuna – Photo: Shin Bet
He revealed a wealth of information regarding the tunnels following an interrogation.
The operative, Mohammad Atuna, 29, was arrested after crossing the border fence and in possession of two knives. He crossed with the intent of attacking Israeli forces on the border with Gaza. Continue Reading »
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