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Inmates in Israeli concentration camp say 쐗e were showered with rubber-bullets, fire-bombs, suffocating gas

Hundreds of Palestinian internees at the notorious Israeli concentration camp, known as Ketziot (Ansar III), have made horrifying accounts of the rampageous raid on their camp by Israeli security forces Sunday afternoon.

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by Christian / Base21 Media Activists
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Hundreds of Palestinian internees at the notorious Israeli concentration camp, known as Ketziot (Ansar III), have made horrifying accounts of the rampageous raid on their camp by Israeli security forces Sunday afternoon.

The “barbaric raid” left more than a hundred detainees injured, with many in serious condition.

Internees, reached via cellular phones, spoke of “five hours of hell” at the camp, during which they said crack Israeli soldiers fired thousands of bullets, gas canisters, fire bombs.

“I never saw something like that in my life. They shelled our tents, setting them on fire, then they brought sharpshooters to target us, we didn’t know what do or where to go, they didn’t show a drop of mercy, now I’m convinced that there is no difference between the Zionists and other Fascists” said Ahmed Hasan Esweid.

According to human rights sources, the violence began when the nearly 1500 inmates refused and resisted humiliating measures by the camp administration, including stripping and beating, prompting Israeli soldiers to attack the detainees with unprecedented vindictiveness, using the words of one detainee.

“They told us that the only reason they didn’t kill us all was the bad publicity the killing would create,” said Amer Natshe, another detainee.

One detainee who managed to phone friends outside the camp said more than seventy detainees were wounded by heavy doses of tear gas and also by rubber-coated bullets.

Ansar III concentration camp, deep in the Negeve desert, was originally opened during the first Intifada (1987-1993).

The camp, which the Palestinians used to call "Camp of the slow death" was reopened by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to accommodate the swelling numbers of Palestinian internees.

It is believed that as many as 10,000 Palestinians are currently being held in ten concentration and detention camps throughout Israel and the West Bank.

Meanwhile violent clashes between armed-to-the-teeth Zionist soldiers and unarmed Palestinian detainees erupted Sunday night in another southern Zionist Negev prison.

More than 150 Palestinian detainees suffered from suffocation and burns as a result of the clashes.

The Zionist jailers hurled teargas canisters at the detainees who retaliated throwing their shoes and stones at the attacking soldiers, seven of whom were wounded in the process.

Detainees reported that the confrontations took place when the detainees put down an antenna installed by the Zionist prison administration to eavesdrop and jam on their mobile telephone contacts.

More than 1,500 Palestinians are detained in the Negev prison including 1,200 under administrative detention without any charges leveled against them.

The prison was re-opened after the Zionist so-called “Defensive Shield” operation in March last year to accommodate the growing numbers of Palestinian detainees.

Detainees said that the prison administration had cut off electricity and water supplies to the detainees and blocked visits among various wards.

Issa Qaraqe, chairman of the Palestinian prisoner’s club, has pointed out that three Palestinian female prisoners were moved from the Zionist military barracks Beit Eil’s detention camp to Ramle prison for women.

Qaraqe told the “Voice of Palestine” radio station Monday morning that Etaf Ulayan, Abla Sa’dat and Eman Abu Fara, were moved to the Ramle prison.

The three women had gone on hunger strike demanding that step because the Beit Eil detention camp grouped male and female detainees and they had rough time in that jail as a result.

Qaraqe also expressed fears over the fate of Palestinian captives who are detained in isolation especially in Ramle where they are imprisoned in cells that are more like underground graves.

He mentioned Palestinian deputy Marwan Al-Barguthi as one such case.

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