100s Rally at West Bank Red Cross Offices in Solidarity With Palestinian Prisoners

Published September 21st, 2021 - 08:46 GMT
the rally was in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners
A demonstrator raises her hand, painted with the colours of the Palestinian flag, during a demonstration by Palestinian, Israeli, and foreign activists against Israeli occupation and settlement activity in the Palestinian Territories and east Jerusalem, in Jerusalem's Palestinian Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood on July 30, 2021. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)

Hundreds of Palestinians rallied in front of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) across multiple West Bank cities, to show support with Palestinian prisoners, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Participants in the sit-ins – which were organized by Palestinian national and Islamic factions and various institutions involved in prisoners’ affairs – called on ICRC to promptly intervene and provide protection to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, particularly the six prisoner escapees, who were subjected to severe torture after they were recaptured by Israel.


Protesters called on international institutions to pressure Israel to end its policy of administrative detention, and to work attentively to save the lives of sick and hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli jails, according to WAFA.

The Israel Prison Services IPS waged a war against all the prisoners following news of the escape of the six prisoners, raiding and attacking them in their cells, moving them to other prisons, separating them, isolating some, and denying them certain rights, including family visits and buying from the canteen.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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