Nafha prison

Marwan Barghouti placed in isolation in punishment for call for popular resistance

Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti has been severely punished by Israel for launching a statement from his cell last week.Haifa-based human rights organization Adalah demands the closure of a wing in Nafha prison because the conditions endanger prisoners’ health and constitute cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment. 

Israel punishes hunger striking prisoners by transferring them to other end of country

The Israeli Prison Service has transferred about 80 political prisoners from Gilboa prison section 4 to Nafha prison in the Naqab located in the sotuh of Israel. The transfer follows a recent solidarity hunger strike undertaken by the prisoners. Addameer’s Sahar Francis comments that the practice of transferring political prisoners is often used by Israel to repress organizing amongst Palestinian prisoners.