The Israel Prison Service published the data- which encompasses a decade long observation (2008-2018) - after a right-wing non-profit organization Im Tirtzu submitted a request for the statistics to be released.
The data reveals the prisoners receive two holiday meals a year - one at the end of the holiday of Ramadan and another for Eid al-Adha, also called the "Festival of the Sacrifice" - worth NIS 47 (approx. $10) each, totalling some NIS 540,000 annually.
The prisoners also enjoy comfortable conditions when it comes to entertainment and leisure, with a variety of exercise equipment - including ping-pong tables, stationary bicycles and pull-up bars (in addition to checkers and chess) - available to them.
Each prison cell is also equipped with a television worth NIS 480. Hamas prisoners are apparently allowed to watch five channels, while Fatah prisoners have access to at least 10 channels.
Im Tirtzu's legal advisor Yaakov Cohen submitted the information request in June 2018. The IPS, however, claimed that there were complexities in collecting the data for 2018, which resulted in the request being rejected. The hardline NGO then petitioned the court, prompting the IPS to publish the data.
"It seems as though the IPS claims regarding the complexity of data-gathering doesn’t line up with the extensive statistics they provided," said Im Tirzu in a statement.
Im Tirtzu Chairman Matan Peleg called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to put a stop to what he called “the prisoners’ celebrations."
"It’s inappropriate for terrorists with blood on their hands to enjoy hotel conditions at the expense of the taxpayer,” he said.