2,000 books confiscated from Palestinian prisons

Palestine

Published: 2018-01-09 18:05

Last Updated: 2018-01-09 18:05


(Mondoweiss)
(Mondoweiss)
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Over 2,000 research papers and educational books were confiscated from Palestinian prisoners by Israeli forces, Middle East Monitor (MEM) reported citing a report by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club.

Authorities said the documents involved “security issues”.

Educational programmes in prisons are regularly attacked. Books and stationary are prohibited from entering, the organization added.

Hadarim Detention Centre, which has 120 prisoners, is the only place where detainees can continue their higher education, but prisoners with graduate degrees have to teach other prisoners and supervise their research, the report stated.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces seem to not only confiscate books written by prisoners, but also books brought by the Red Cross in coordination with the prison administration, Amin Abu Wardeh, a released Palestinian prisoner noted.