Ramon prisoners ignite fires in cells in protest at cellphone jammers

Multiple fires reportedly occurred on Monday evening in rooms of Palestinian prisoners in Ramon jail.

According to the Israeli prison service, the Ramon administration was able to put out fires in 10 cells in the section of Hamas prisoners.

The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS), for its part, said that there was extreme tension in Ramon jail, especially in section 1 where prisoners ignited fires and chanted slogans in protest at the cancer-causing cellphone jammers which the prison administration had installed.

The PPS affirmed that the tension escalated after the Ramon administration had transferred 90 prisoners from section 7 to section 1, adding that those prisoners refused to take their belongings with them in protest at transferring to section 1, where there are several jamming devices.

Recently, the Israeli prison service installed many cellphone jamming devices in its jails, but Palestinian prisoners complained of their suffering from constant headaches and expressed fears that those jammers could cause cancer.

Source: The Palestine Information Center