Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Gaza, 7 Jumadil Awwal 1436/26 February 2015 (MINA) – Deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) Ahmed Bahar slammed Israel’s tough restrictions imposed on Palestinian prisoners in violation of all international laws and conventions.

During the PLC session, Bahar held the Israeli occupation fully responsible for the serious implications of its criminal attacks on Palestinian prisoners, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting, Thursday.

He called on Egyptian authorities to intervene immediately for the release of the ex-prisoners who were re-arrested and re-sentenced after their release in Wafa al-Ahrar swap deal reached in 2011 under Egyptian mediation.

He also called on international human rights institutions and the Red Cross to intervene immediately to save the prisoners’ lives before it is too late.

Earlier Wednesday, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) confirmed that the Israeli Prison Service stepped up its attacks against Palestinian prisoners held in Raymond prison.

Tough penalties were imposed on Fatah-affiliated prisoners held in Raymond prison as Israeli wardens brutally broke into section 3, the PPS added.(T/P008/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)