Heavily-armed guards raided the jail at 5 a.m. and strip-searched detainees, the ministry said in a statement. Clashes erupted when prisoners protested the raid and the guards used batons, rubber bullets and tear gas against detainees seriously injuring 11, the ministry said.
Minister of Detainee Affairs Issa Qaraqe said the incident was an escalation in Israel's violations of prisoners' rights. He urged all countries who were signatories to the Geneva Convention to intervene and provide international protection for Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails.
Around 5,000 Palestinians are illegally held in Israeli jails, according to human rights organizations. Under the Fourth Geneva Convention, it is illegal for an occupying power to transfer residents to jails outside the occupied territory. Since 1967, Israel has detained around 700,000 Palestinians.
Muhammad Awad, spokesman of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements, said settlers destroyed more than 31 grape trees and 15 olive trees, together with other shrubbery.
The land belongs to Hamad Salibi and his family. It is the tenth time in three years that his land has been damaged by settler attacks. Israeli forces were aware of the attack but did not intervene, Awad said. The land provides a source of livelihood for more than 70 people.
Lawyer Sherin Iraqi who visited the captive said that Dr. Metyal Nassar of PHR visited Shalabi and examined her and found that her condition was serious.
Iraqi also said that she saw for herself that Shalabi is in a bad condition when she visited her after 25 days of hunger strike. Shalabi told the lawyer that she intends to continue with her hunger strike until her administrative detention is ended.