DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 P.M)- Israeli Public Security Minister, Gilad Erdan, yesterday announced his intention, to ‘worsen’ conditions for Palestinian political prisoners inside Israeli Military jails.
As part of the Public Security Minister’s plan, Palestinian prisoners will endure a reduction in water rations, autonomy and the end of the separation of prisoners from rival Palestinian factions.
Gilad Ardan stated that “the party is over”, in reference to Palestinian prisoner conditions, at a press conference this Wednesday.
Palestinian Authority funds transferred to the prisoners would also be completely blocked, under this new proposal. Political prisoners, under this new proposal, will loose the rights to perform actions such as cooking for themselves.
Despite opposition from the Shin Bet and Israeli Military, demonstrated towards such proposals in a November discussion held on the issue, Gilad Ardan has claimed that his proposal is not “adamantly opposed” by any Israeli security agency.
The Public Security Minister went on, during the press conference, to state that the prisoners water consumption is “crazy”, proposing a further limitation of the water supply as well as a reduction in showering time.
It is not clear as to when the proposal will be acted upon. The Palestinian Prisoners Club head, Qadura Fares, said to Haaretz that Erdan’s statements are being assumed to be propaganda and not actual policy.