#PalHunger | Ihsanoglu: We should internationalize the issue of Palestinian prisoners

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[ PIC 19/02/2013 – 12:48 PM ]

JEDDAH, (PIC)– Secretary-general of the organization of Islamic cooperation Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu expressed his deep concern over the lives of Palestinian hunger strikers, and his support for their just demands.

In a press release on Monday, Ihsanoglu stressed the importance of internationalizing the issue of the Palestinian prisoners and exposing Israel’s racist policies and its violation of the international law.

He urged the international community to continue pressuring Israel to compel it to comply with the international law.

In another incident, the Red Cross decided to close its doors before families of prisoners and stop giving them visit permits to see their relatives in jails.

The Red Cross took this decision in an attempt to pressure Sheikh Khader Adnan, a senior official of the Islamic Jihad Movement, to leave its headquarters in Ramallah after he decided last Wednesday to stay in there and go on hunger strike in solidarity with the Palestinian hunger strikers.

Many relatives of prisoners, who used to take visit permits from the Red Cross office in Ramallah city, had been told to go to Jericho city if they wanted to get passes, unless Adnan leave its headquarters.

A Red Cross official also told the angry families that his agency would not resume its services until all “criminals” leave its office.

Such behavior by the Red Cross, and labeling Sheikh Adnan as criminal raised the ire of the Palestinian citizens in Ramallah.

A series of protests and rallies were also held during the last few days outside the Red Cross building to protest its attitude towards the issue of Palestinian prisoners.

A journal published by Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights | June 26, 2012

“On Torture” is an edited volume of essays by Palestinian, Israeli and international legal and medical experts and practitioners based on presentations that they gave during a workshop held in Jerusalem in April 2011 entitled, “Securing Accountability for Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment (CIDT) in Israel: New Trends and Comparative Lessons”.

The essayists explore the history of torture in Israel, the daily challenges that practitioners face in seeking accountability for torture and CIDT in Israel, and the changing face of torture.


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