Israeli minister Ben-Gvir ends Palestinian prisoner early release policy

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Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir. (File photo: Jordan News)
JERUSALEM — Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, issued an amendment to the law on the administrative release of Palestinian prisoners on Sunday. The amendment cancels a policy that allowed for the early release of some Palestinian prisoners.اضافة اعلان

As per the amendment, prisoners will no longer be able to be released administratively from occupation prisons. It used to be possible to release hundreds of prisoners every year, those with minor sentences, due to overcrowding and lack of space in the prisons, Khaberni News reported.

It's worth mentioning that in his election campaign, ultranationalist Ben-Gvir announced his intention to tighten the screws on Palestinian prisoners and even push for the Israeli Knesset to adopt the death penalty.

During the past six months, Ben-Gvir has issued several decisions to tighten the grip on the prisoners and deepen their suffering, including the closure of bakeries, reducing the use of bathrooms and water to a minimum, doubling the frequency of raids and searches against them, and canceling dental treatments.

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