Ministry of prisoners: What is happening in WB is high treason

[ 20/12/2010 – 08:11 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– The ministry of prisoners in the Gaza Strip has urged the Palestinian people to stand up in solidarity with the political detainees in the West Bank.

The ministry officials, addressing a press conference on Monday night, said that what is happening in the West Bank at the hands of security militias loyal to Fatah leader and de facto president Mahmoud Abbas is a big betrayal of the Palestine question.

It held the Ramallah authority responsible for the lives of those detainees and for those who are on hunger strike especially after the serious deterioration in their health conditions.

Hamas MP Mushir Al-Masri, for his part, said that militia leaders in the West bank should stand trial at international courts for their cruel treatment of detainees and violations of human rights.

He accused Abbas’s authority of intentional blackout on news of those detainees, and called on human rights groups to shed light on the violations committed by Abbas’s authority in this regard.

The Palestinian center for defense of prisoners in Gaza expressed absolute concern over the lives of those detainees.

Director of the center Ismail Al-Thawabta told the PIC on Monday night that relatives of those detainees affirmed that they were adamant on maintaining their hunger strike until their demands for immediate release as ruled by the higher court were met.

He warned that the death of those detainees would lead to catastrophic results and would “burn all cards” used to resolve the internal division.

A mother of one of those detainees told the PIC on Monday night that they did not end their strike as alleged by the Fatah-controlled militias.

She said that the Red Cross had visited her son Majd Obeid last Thursday and said that he was still on strike and that his health was worsening as a result.

Ministry of prisoners: What is happening in WB is high treason.

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