The occupation issued 4 life imprisonment sentences against Barghouti (Reuters)

The Palestinian Prisoners' Affairs Authority said - Monday - that it fears targeting that threatens the life of the prisoner and leader of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah), Marwan Barghouti, after he was transferred to solitary confinement in the Israeli Ramla prison.

The head of the commission, Qaddoura Fares, said, “Preventing lawyers from visiting Barghouti raises real fear for his life, especially since this is accompanied by direct and continuous incitement against him in the Israeli media.”

Fares stressed - in a statement - that the removal of Barghouti falls within the "framework of targeting all prisoners and leaders of the captive national movement through widespread transfer operations, collective and solitary confinement, in addition to systematic torture operations."

This came in a statement issued by the Prisoners' Affairs Authority after the Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, confirmed that Barghouti was placed in solitary confinement.

Ben Gvir said earlier that the move came after “information about a planned uprising.”

Fares considered that Ben Gvir's statements were nothing but "a new attempt to show off before Israeli public opinion."

According to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs Authority, this is the third time that Barghouti has been transferred to solitary confinement within two months, as he was transferred from Ofer Prison to solitary confinement.

Barghouti was arrested in 2002, and four life sentences were issued against him on charges of being behind a series of operations targeting the Israeli occupation.

Aggression and arrest campaign

Since the seventh of last October, the Israeli occupation army has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, which has led to the death of about 29,000 martyrs and 70,000 wounded, the destruction of various cities, and the displacement and starvation of the population.

In conjunction with the aggression against Gaza, the Israeli occupation army is carrying out a massive arrest campaign in the West Bank.

A spokeswoman for the Prisoners' Club said that the number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons before October 7 was 5,250.

She added that the total number of prisoners in Israeli prisons until the end of last January reached 9,000 prisoners.

The spokeswoman explained that "this number does not include the number of detainees from inside the Gaza Strip who were arrested by Israel during its attack on the Strip," pointing out that "we do not have any information about them or their number. They are detained in Israeli army camps."

Source: French