#ArafatJaradat | Hamas holds occupation fully responsible for killing Jaradat

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[ PIC 24/02/2013 – 08:35 PM ]


GAZA, JENIN, (PIC)– Hamas movement held Israeli occupation fully responsible for the death of the Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat , 30, in light of torture and deliberate medical neglect and the harsh conditions in the Israeli jails.

The movement confirmed that Jaradat’s death reveals the seriousness of the Israeli systematic crimes against the Palestinian prisoners, and warned the occupation of the consequences of the continuation of its abuses.

“We call on human rights and humanitarian organizations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League to protect the Palestinian prisoners who have been daily exposed to slow death as a result of the ongoing abuses against them, and to put pressure on the occupation to immediately release them,” the movement said in a statement issued by its Information office.

Hamas also called for escalating the popular events in confronting the Israeli occupation crimes against the captives.

Dr. Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman, told PIC in a statement on Saturday evening that killing the prisoner Arafat Jaradat represents a dangerous escalation, and held the occupation fully responsible for the crime and for all its repercussions.

Abu Zuhri called for staging more popular events against the Israeli violations, and demanded the international community to pressure the occupation to end the prisoners’ suffering.

The Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat, from Sa’ir village in al-Khalil in the southern West Bank, died in the Israeli Megiddo prison, six days after his arrest.

The Israeli radio claims that the Palestinian prisoner Jaradat died from a heart attack in the prison, while the family of the martyr affirms that he was killed as a result of torture.

Jaradat’s family members said that the occupation Special Forces arrested Arafat with a relative, Riad Jaradat, on charges of throwing stones at settlers’ cars and transferred them to Jalama detention center.

They held the Israeli prison administration fully responsible for killing their son as it did not provide him with the adequate medical treatment, after he was severely tortured during interrogation.


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