Prison officials intercept cellphones meant for Hamas inmates
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Prison officials intercept cellphones meant for Hamas inmates

Guards at Eshel Prison near Beersheba find devices and parts likely thrown over the walls during the night

Illustrative photo of Eshel Prison (Moshe Shai/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of Eshel Prison (Moshe Shai/Flash90)

Israeli prison officials have intercepted a shipment of cellphones being sent to Hamas prisoners.

Guards at the Eshel Prison south of Beersheba grew suspicious when one Hamas-affiliated prisoner seemed to loiter near one of the prison’s outer walls, a place off limits to inmates.

A search of the area and on the prisoner’s person revealed several packages containing the cellphones and cellphone parts, among other items, which had been thrown over the fence, apparently during the night.

The Prisons Service has launched an investigation, it said.

It also upped the number of security staff guarding the area and carried out a search of the Hamas section of the prison.

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