Hamas terrorists stab guards at security prison in southern Israel – 1 terrorist eliminated
Two Israel Prison Service guards were stabbed by Hamas terrorists at the Ktziot Security Prison in southern Israel, amid heightened tensions following the installation of devices that block cellphone service to prevent Muslim terrorists from communicating with other Muslim terrorists outside the prison.
The attack occurred while prisoners were being transferred from two Hamas wards. The prisoners apparently used makeshift knives to stab two guards.
One guard, in critical condition, has been airlifted via helicopter to Soroka Medical Center. The other guard was lightly injured and was treated at the prison.
According to security sources, one terrorist was eliminated, 11 others were injured in ensuing clashes, and seven of them airlifted to hospital.
The Prison Service spokesperson said following the terror attack that “the situation at the Ktziot Prison is fully under control by staff.”
The agency’s special forces deployed to Hamas wards to prevent any further riots.
Over the past few weeks, the Prison Service launched a pilot project to install devices that disrupt cellular signal to prevent Muslim terrorists from using cellphones to communicate with other Muslim terrorists outside the prison.
The Hamas prisoners’ club threatened that the installation of devices and the dispersal of terrorists would heighten tensions in the prisons.
In the past few days, Hamas leadership said it is planning to declare a mass hunger strike of Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists in prison, which would start on April 7.