The Mission of the State of Palestine would like to share with you this report, concerning the Palestinian political prisoners that are being held captive in Israeli prisons.
Israeli occupation authorities have consistently undermined the dignity of the Palestinian prisoner struggle by couching prisoner releases in the terms of “good will gestures” and manipulating them as leverage to improve their public relations and global image. Our prisoners have recently announced an open hunger strike under the name of the “battle for rights and dignity”. The Palestinian prisoners and detainees are escalating their protest and launching a collective hunger strike starting from the 1st of September.
Facts about Palestinian Prisoners
Palestinian Children in detention
Detention without trial or charge
Torture and lack of health facilities
Demands Of Palestinian detainees
Last year there was a jailbreak “freedom tunnel” by six Palestinians from Gilboa Prison. All escapees were caught and reimprisoned. However, After the “jailbreak, the Occupying Power started taking more extreme steps to deprive Palestinian prisoners of their minimum rights. As a result, to this the Palestinian detainees announced a list of demands.
Our political prisoner demands comply with international humanitarian law and many of them were rescinded as a tool to punish the prisoners for the “freedom tunnel “jailbreak. Therefore, Palestinian prisoners are now facing real-life danger, especially with this long-lasting brutality of the Occupying power
The absence of accountability is emboldening Israel’s impunity, even encouraging its political and military affiliates and colonial settlers to carry on assaults and violations against every aspect of the human rights of the Palestinian people. However, growing calls to end the suffering of our hunger strikers, including from the European Union’s (EU) delegation to Palestine reflects no sensibility or respect from the occupying power to international law and the international community.
Our freedom seekers will be always a key priority.