The Israeli Prison Service said Thursday they discovered a cellular phone in Marwan Barghouti's prison cell in Hadarim Prison during a routine search. The Fatah's former secretary-general in the West Bank was then sent to a two-weeks in solitary confinement.
According to the IPS, convicted murderer Barghouti was not alone in his cell, but that the mobile phone was discovered amongst his personal belongings.
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He was subjected to a disciplinary hearing and sentenced to a two-week isolation period.
The IPS reported that the search was conducted as part of a routine search to look for items the prisoners are not allowed to have, including knifes, sears and cell phones, which are constantly being smuggled into the prisons. IPS officials are worried these items might be used for terror purposes.
It is still unclear what Barghouti was doing with the mobile phone, with whom he had been speaking to or how he was able to obtain the phone in the first place.
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