‘Israel acts like Nazis in dealing with Palestinian inmates’
An activist has drawn an analogy between the Israeli and the Nazi regimes in their treatment of prisoners, saying that Tel Aviv’s attempts to worsen the already dire conditions for Palestinian inmates provide proof that it is “a colonial settler state.”
“This is another way you can tell in case you didn’t notice that Israel is a colonial settler state, totally alien to the actual place that it is in … This is not a state which has any connection to the actual land and the actual people that it is planted in. It is a colonial settler state,” Blaine Coleman told Press TV in an interview on Thursday.
Israel has announced a plan to impose severe restrictions on members of Palestinian resistance groups held in the regime’s prisons.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced the plan at a press conference in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, saying it would likely be implemented in the coming weeks once approved by the Israeli cabinet
The plan includes rationing water supplies, limiting prisoners’ access to television and reducing the number of family visits.
“Actually, the Nazi regime used to limit the water to prisoners also in the concentration camps. This is the behavior of a colonial settler regime and there is only one way to deal with it and that is for sanctions and boycotts against Israel,” he proposed.
According to official statistics, the number of Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s jails is around 5,500, including 230 children and 54 women.
In many cases, the regime resorts to a measure known as administrative detention against Palestinians. The method involves imprisonment without trial or charge that allows Israel to incarcerate Palestinians for up to six months. The detention order can be renewed for indefinite periods of time.