Netanyahu instructs prisons to prepare thousands of new spaces for security prisoners

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the finance, defense and national security ministers to prepare space for thousands of new detainees and prisoners in Israel’s prisons, his office says in a statement.

The directive comes after an IDF and Shin Bet assessment in which the security bodies concluded that thousands of terror suspects and operatives will be arrested in Gaza and the West Bank throughout 2024, which will lead to a lack of space in the prisons if preparations are not made.

According to the statement, some 4,000 terror suspects have been arrested since the start of the war against Hamas, the majority of them in Gaza.

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