Palestinian prisoners in Israel's Ketziot prison 311 (R).
(photo credit: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)
A security prisoner jailed on an attempted murder charge attacked a
representative of the Red Cross on Thursday while he was paying the man a visit
at Shikma Prison in Ashkelon.
While the Red Cross representative was
visiting the man in his cell, the prisoner reportedly hit him across the head
with a sewage drain cover he had removed from the floor of a prison bathroom,
Prisons Service spokesman Sivan Weitzman said.
The Red Cross worker
suffered a laceration to the top of his head and was treated at the prison’s
clinic, before being taken to a hospital for further evaluation.
detainee, who is being held until the end of the legal proceedings against him,
was arrested earlier this year for attempted murder. He is from the West Bank
and is affiliated with Fatah, according to the Prisons Service.
after the attack, investigators were called to the cell to determine how it took