Ramallah, 25 Jumadil Akhir 2015/14 April 2015 (MINA) – Human rights activists called Monday on the Palestinian Authority to raise the prisoners’ issue to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
In a press conference held Monday in the government media center in Ramallah, the participants declared the kick off of the Palestinian Prisoners Day events, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The conference was attended by head of the prisoners’ affairs committee Isaa Qaraqa, head of the Palestinian Prisoners Society Qadura Faris, and secretary of the Arab Association for ex-Prisoners inside of the Green Line Ayman al-Haj Yahya.
The participants stressed the need to criminalize Israeli violations against Palestinian prisoners and to issue a UN resolution concerning Israeli treatment of Palestinian prisoners.
They also called for mass participation in the Palestinian Prisoners Day events throughout Palestine.
Qaraqa has stressed during the conference the urgent need to table the Palestinian prisoners’ issue with the ICC and to recognize them as war prisoners.
He also called on the international community to exercise pressures on Israeli authorities to abide by Geneva conventions, pointing out that Israeli violations are continuing on daily basis against the Palestinian prisoners.
For his part, Fares pointed out that the Israeli occupation authorities have intensified arrest of minors and women in addition to accelerating administrative detention policy. (T/P008/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)