Palestinian human rights organizations stressed the need to shed light in international forums on the issue of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation detention camps, which has escalated in the past two months.
Dozens of human rights institutions inside the Palestinian territories pointed out today, in a statement reported by Wafa Agency, that the occupation is following systematic and long-term practices that lead to the violation of the rights of prisoners in its prisons, including their right to physical integrity, not to be subjected to torture and to health care, which is a slow killing of them, especially what happened against the prisoners. The six heroes of the Freedom Tunnel, who were re-arrested by the occupation.
The statement indicated that the occupation brutally assaulted the six prisoners from the moment of their arrest, causing multiple bodily injuries to them, necessitating the transfer of some of them to hospital in critical condition, in addition to others being threatened with death by the interrogators and the arrest of their relatives.
The statement, which relied on the testimonies of the prisoners’ lawyers (Mahmoud Al-Ardah, Muhammad Al-Ardah, Zakaria Al-Zubaidi, Yaqoub Qadri, Ayham Kammji and the Nafe’at activist), considered that the occupation’s violations against the prisoners are a flagrant violation of the provisions of international humanitarian law, international human rights law and the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, calling on the international community to form an independent international committee They are impartial and impartial to find out the circumstances and circumstances of their arrest in preparation for holding the perpetrators of violations against them accountable.
In their statement, Palestinian human rights institutions also called on the International Criminal Court, which has jurisdiction and competence in the occupied Palestinian territory, and the International Committee of the Cross to assume their legal and humanitarian duties and responsibilities and to play their role effectively in communicating with the prisoners and exposing the practices of the occupation against them.