Sit-in in Jenin against Israeli decision to exile 8 prisoners

07/04/2011 – 11:10 AM

JENIN, (PIC)– Protesters outside the Red Cross headquarters in Jenin city on Wednesday demanded human rights organizations, especially the Red Cross, to intervene to pressure Israel to cancel its decision to exile eight Palestinian prisoners.

Members of the popular committee for the release of prisoners, the Palestinian prisoner society, families of prisoners, ex-detainees, officials and social figures participated in the sit-in outside the building.

The protestors said the Israeli decision to expel those prisoners from occupied Palestine is unjust and against international law, especially the Geneva convention which illegalizes any individual or collective transfer of citizens living in occupied territories.

The committee of objections in Ofer prison decided on Tuesday to postpone the case of eight prisoners threatened with exile until April 17.

The Israeli occupation authority claims that the Palestinian prisoners are Jordanians and have no right to stay in the occupied lands, while Jordan confirms they are Palestinians and thus refuses to receive them.

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