Gaza, 22 Shawwal 1436/7 August 2015 (MINA) – National and Islamic factions in Gaza warned of the Israeli escalation in suppressing Palestinian prisoners, stressing that the conditions in Israeli jails have been so risky and serious.
In a press conference on Thursday (6/8), Hamas spokesman, Abdurrahman Shadid, charged the Israeli occupation of full responsibility for the lives of prisoners and any crimes might be committed by Israeli Prison Service (IPS), The Palestinian Informasion Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Shadid charged the Israeli intelligence official, Ilan Borda, who is well-known of his hatred and criminal practices against Palestinian detainees.
The IPS escalated its punitive measures against captives and used new methods to undermine their steadfastness and to weaken solidarity among their factions. New methods include transferring entire sections to other Israeli jails.
He called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to take urgent steps such as acquainting, via its ambassadors, the international community with Israeli crimes committed against Palestinian captives. He also urged the PA to prosecute IPS leaders at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Shadid called on Palestinian different factions along with the Palestinian people to take action for supporting the prisoners and to answer the calls for participating in events in solidarity with prisoners.
He called on the media, as well, to activate the issue of the Palestinian captives as a humanitarian and national cause.(T/P008/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)