Palestinian Prisoners Declare State of Alert

Published February 8, 2019

Palestinian Prisoners Declare State of Alert

Palestinian prisoners declared a state of alert in Israeli jails following the death of Fares Baroud, the longest-serving Palestinian prisoner from the Gaza Strip in Israeli jails.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) announced that Palestinian prisoners languishing in Israeli jails had declared a “state of alert” after Baroud’s martyrdom. 

The mobilization saw Palestinian inmates shutting the doors of their jail cells, refusing meals, banging on prison walls and shouting anti-Israel slogans, according to the PPS. 

Baroud was arrested in 1991 and sentenced to life behind bars for his alleged involvement in the death of an Israeli settler.

He was subject to medical neglect by the Israeli prison authorities despite repeated warnings that his health was deteriorating.

Found at Palestinian Information Center