Ben Gvir instructs prison service to use underground wing to incarcerate Hamas terrorists

Far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir has instructed Israel Prison Service Commissioner Katy Perry to make preparations to incarcerate Hamas terrorists captured during the October 7 shock onslaught on southern Israel in a little-used underground wing of the Nitzan prison in the central city of Ramle, according to Hebrew media reports.

The underground wing has not been in use for many years and offers minimal imprisonment conditions, the reports say.

Ynet reports that about 100 terrorists can be held in the underground wing, according to estimates.

Perry said on October 17 that Israel was holding some 118 “unlawful combatants” from Gaza, in reference to the Hamas terrorists captured on and after October 7, although more recent figures have not been released.

Ben Gvir, whose office oversees the prison service, said “the policy we are leading now is minimal conditions for these heinous murderers.”

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