Around 3,000 security prisoners sent back their meals on Tuesday following news
that a fellow prisoner had died in an Israeli hospital after a long bout with
The Prisons Service said that prisoners began banging on doors
and throwing trash in the cell blocks for a short period of time before the
situation cooled off.
The prisoner, 23-year-old Hasan Turabi, was jailed
in Megiddo Prison in January for throwing Molotov cocktails and possession of
firearms. Turabi was diagnosed with leukemia in 2004 but it was in remission
when he started his sentence, the Prisons Service said Tuesday.
cancer returned in October and a little over two weeks ago, the decision was
made by the military court to release him from prison for treatment at the
Valley Medical Center in Afula, where he passed away on Tuesday.
of his physical condition and the decision to release him to the hospital, he
technically had civilian status at the time of his death, the Prisons Service