Monday, 15 November 2010

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails suffered during the last four years much more than what they experienced over the past 40 years,


[ 14/11/2010 - 10:05 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Ansar Al-Asra (advocates for prisoners) organization said that the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails suffered during the last four years much more than what they experienced over the past 40 years, attributing this deterioration to the inter-Palestinian division.

This came during a symposium on the internal division and its impacts on the issue of prisoners organized Saturday in Gaza by the Palestinian progressive youth union.

Head of the organization Jamal Farwana stated in his speech that the Israeli prison administrations took advantage of the state of division in the Palestinian arena and divided prisoners into groups according to their political affiliations and residential areas, which made the prisoners lose their ability to make a united decision in the face of the violations committed against them in prison.

Farwana added that the organizations and activists concerned with prisoners' affairs were also affected by the division, where many institutions were closed in the West Bank and their cadres were hunted and arrested, the thing which undermined their solidarity activities.

He appealed for necessarily ending the division or at least keeping the issue of prisoners away from political disputes.


[ 13/11/2010 - 04:30 PM ]

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- Hamas detainees in Jericho prison plan to go on hunger strike on the first day of Eid Al-Adha next Tuesday to protest the "criminal treatment" of PA security militias loyal to de facto Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas despite court orders for their release.

The Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights quoted its representatives visiting detainees from Al-Khalil who were moved to Jericho jail as saying that they were tortured at the hands of Abbas's militia.

The prisoners said that they were dangled upside-down from the ceiling of their cells and on other occasions their hands were tied to the ceiling other than being forced to sit in awkward positions for 17 consecutive hours.

Meanwhile, Abbas's militia on Saturday arrested two ex-prisoners in Israeli jails affiliated with the Islamic Jihad movement in Kufr Ra'ee village, Jenin district, after storming their homes and confiscating their money and other personal property.

Local sources identified the two as Anas Walid, who served four years in Israeli jails, and Bilal Nabil, who served seven years in Israeli jails.

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