14 were injured during riots in Ketziot prison in the south of Israel, after two guards were stabbed by a number of rioting prisoners belonging to the Hamas terror group.
The guards received initial treatment on the premises after one was stabbed in the neck and the other in the hand by a said makeshift knife.
All the wounded were transferred to Soroka hospital, where two guards, and two prisoners were in a medium to critical condition, according to a statement by Inbar Gunter, a Soroka spokeswoman. Others had been released from medical care overnight.
The reasons for the stabbing were as yet unclear, although there has been continuous tensions in the establishment in the last few weeks, after prison authorities cracked down on illegal communications from the outside.
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