RAMALLAH, May 9 (JMCC) - Israel's prison service has said it opposes attempts by internal security minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch to pass a bill that would crack down on Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
The proposal was opposed by elements in the IPS, who said the expected limitations may lead to a revolt within the prisons. Sources close to Aharonovitch, however, told Ynet that the decision would not be based on the recommendations of the professional ranks and would not be influenced by possible riots, and that the minister was prepared to deal with any escalation.
Under the proposal, prisoners would no longer be able to pursue an education in jail, they would be required to wear uniforms, and their visitation rights would be limited. The goal of the change, officials have said, would be to place pressure on Hamas
to release captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Read
the story at Ynet...