'Summer Camp' Jail Intifada?

Arab terrorists in Israeli prisons claim their condition has become 'intolerable' and are calling on all Arabs to launch a popular Intifada.

Elad Benari, | updated: 10:43

Terrorist Prisoners (illustrative)
Terrorist Prisoners (illustrative)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Arab terrorists currently serving time in Israeli prisons have called on all sectors of the Arab people to launch a popular Intifada as an expression of solidarity with them, the PA-based Qudsnet agency reported on Monday.

According to the report, the terror prisoners claimed their situation has become intolerable and this requires practical steps and not just shouting slogans.

The terrorists called on human rights organizations to carry out their duties and expose what they termed “the violations and crimes perpetrated by Israel” against them. They also called for the prosecution of “these criminals and violators of the law” in international courts.

The statements were echoed by Attia Bassiouni, a senior PFLP official and Secretary General of the National and Islamic Forces in Gaza’s Prisoners Committee. In a protest rally he organized in front of the Red Cross headquarters in Gaza, Bassiouni called on the PA leadership to show greater interest in the prisoners.

The prisoners’ claims are absurd, as terror prisoners in Israeli have long enjoyed many benefits and privileges and their lifestyle in prison has in the past been described as “one big summer camp.”

Among the privileges granted to terrorist inmates are opportunities to socialize, receiving meat and fish on holidays, being allowed to purchase items such as meat, soda, candy, and cigarettes, and even being allowed to pursue academic studies.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu recently announced that Israel would revoke these benefits and privileges, after the Hamas terrorist group refused to allow the International Red Cross to visit kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

The terrorist prisoners later declared a hunger strike “to protest the prison management.” However, on the day of the planned strike, the Israel Prisons Service reported that despite the earlier announcement, the prisoners had not sent their breakfast trays back full.