Ramallah, 7 Rabiul Awal 1434/19 January 2013 (MINA) – Israel’s prison authority transferred 37 prisoners affiliated to Fatah to different Israeli jails overnight Thursday, the PA ministry of prisoners affairs said.

      The ministry said the prisoners were not informed in advance of the move from Ofer detention center to Israel’s Nafha and Rimon jails.

      The prisoners complained that they were not given a chance to put forward representatives discuss the transfer,  according to Palestinian sources quoted by Mi’raj News Agency, Saturday.

       After the move, prisoner representatives met with Israeli intelligence officials and called for the detainees to be returned, the ministry said.

       They are also calling for improved conditions, saying the 140 Palestinians jailed in Ofer are way above capacity and many have to sleep on the ground.

       Addameer Prisoners  Group said that there are 4.656 Palestinian political detainees in Israeli prisons and detention centers on December 2012, including 178 administrative detainees.

       Earlier, the Palestinian Authority plans to file a lawsuit to the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the arrest of some 900 Palestinian boy by Israel during the year 2012.(T/R-010/R-006)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)

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