Two Palestinian children were injured by Israeli occupation forces' bullets in front of Ofer Prison, at a time when the occupation forces prevented any celebratory or patriotic demonstrations by receiving liberated male and female prisoners.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that a Palestinian child was injured by Israeli occupation forces’ bullets in front of Ofer Prison in Beitunia, near Ramallah.
Later, an Al Jazeera correspondent confirmed that a second Palestinian boy was injured by Israeli occupation bullets in the vicinity of Ofer Prison.
The occupation forces fired fire and tear gas bombs at hundreds of Palestinians gathered in front of Ofer Prison awaiting the release of Palestinian prisoners as part of a prisoner exchange deal with the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas). They also attacked journalists and the families of prisoners scheduled to be released.
Al Jazeera correspondent Najwan Samri said that the Israeli occupation forces stormed the home of the family of prisoner Amani Al-Hashim in Beit Hanina, north of occupied Jerusalem.
The occupation forces attacked Al Jazeera's correspondent and photographer, and tried to prevent them from covering in front of the prisoner's family home.
The occupation forces also stormed the home of the family of prisoner Marah Bakir in Beit Hanina, north of occupied Jerusalem.
Al Jazeera's correspondent said that the occupation forces are trying to prevent any celebratory or patriotic demonstrations by receiving the liberated male and female prisoners in Jerusalem.
Break-ins and summonses
For its part, the Palestinian Prisoners' Club said that the Israeli occupation authorities stormed the homes of the two Palestinian prisoners, Amani Al-Hashim and Zeina Abdo, in Jerusalem (their names were included in the exchange list today), and they informed Zeina's family not to hold any press interviews.
The club said - in a statement - that, “since this morning, the occupation summoned members of the families of female prisoners from Jerusalem to the investigation rooms in Al-Maskobiyya, and their phones were confiscated, and they are detained until now.”
He pointed out that the occupation threatened the family of prisoner Fatima Shaheen in Bethlehem, south of the West Bank, without further details.
Local sources said that the occupation police confiscated sweets from the family home of prisoner Amani Al-Hashim in Beit Hanina in Jerusalem.
On the other hand, Israeli media said that the extremist Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, asked the occupation police to cover all cars carrying released Palestinian prisoners, with the aim of preventing Palestinians from taking “victory photos.”
Israel's escalation against Palestinian prisoners and their families comes after 48 days during which the Israeli army launched a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, leaving more than 14,854 Palestinian martyrs, including 6,150 children and more than 4,000 women, as well as more than 36,000 injured, 75%. Among them are children and women, according to the government media office in Gaza.
On Friday, the temporary humanitarian truce between Israel and the Palestinian factions entered into force.
The humanitarian truce agreement includes the release of 50 Israeli prisoners from Gaza, in exchange for the release of 150 Palestinians from Israeli prisons, and the entry of hundreds of trucks loaded with humanitarian, relief, medical and fuel aid to all areas of the Strip.