According to presstv, Saeed Abu Ali, the EU’s assistant secretary-general for Palestine. Also the Occupied Arab Territories, denounced the Israel regime for consistently violating the rights. In addition “the right to life and humanitarian legal standards” for Palestinian prisoners. Who are currently captive in Israeli jails in a statement announce on Sunday.
Israel Treatment With Palestinian Prisoners
Israel must end its illegal and cruel policies toward Palestinian prisoners. Such as the “slow-death policy,” according to the statement.
International human rights organizations should “put more pressure on the Israeli authorities to comply with international law,” Abu Ali said.
He also stated that advocacy groups were keeping a close eye on the health of two Palestinian prisoners. Who are on hunger strike, Ghadanfar Abu Atwan and Iyad Harbiyat.
The Palestinian Captives on Hunger Strike
The couple had stopped eating their food portions weeks ago. Also several groups have expressed grave concerns about their rapidly deteriorating health.
The official also held the Israel authorities fully responsible for their lives elsewhere in the statement.
After 61 days of hunger strike in protest of his administrative imprisonment without charge or trial. Abu Atwan’s health has worsened significantly, and he is at risk of dying from starvation.
Harbiyat’s health has deteriorated significantly after his arrest in 2002 and punishment to life in prison.
In Israeli jails, the Israel Prison Service (IPS) holds Palestinian inmates. Also in terrible circumstances that lack appropriate hygiene requirements.
More than 7,000 Palestinians are captive in Israeli prisons. Hundreds of detainees appear to have been captive under the practice of administrative detention.
Palestinian detainees undertake hunger strikes on a regular basis. Which is the protest towards the administrative detention regime as well as the severe prison circumstances.
The Israeli parliament, the Knesset, has previously passed a legislation. In addition allowing Israeli prison officials to force-feed hunger strikers. In case if their situation becomes life-threatening.
Every year, between 500 and 700 Palestinian youngsters age of 12 to 17 are confine. Also prosecuted in Israeli military tribunals, according to data from the Defense for Children International.
Since 2000, Israeli police have detained around 17,000 children.
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