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Posted on: July 22nd, 2013 by AlYunaniya Staff No Comments

Israel should release all Palestinian prisoners – UFree

Israel wall _ UNICEF

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UFree Network to defend the rights of Palestinian prisoners has called on releasing all Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails.

This comes amid reports that Israel will release a small number of prisoners as per Palestinian condition to restart negotiations. Israeli official sources announced that 80 prisoners most of them imprisoned prior to Oslo accord will be released. This came as the Palestinian Authority (PA) demanded this step as a condition to resume frozen negotiations.

UFree, however,  calls on releasing all Palestinian prisoners and not only a limited number.

“The peace process has always proved a dishonest intention from the Israeli side as more thousands have been imprisoned since Oslo accord signed in 1993 between Israel and PA,” UFree said in a statement.

Khaled Waleed, UFree coordinator said in a press statement that Israel is demanded to release all prisoners as “a goodwill for true peace”.

“Thousands of Palestinian prisoners are in Israeli jails under made-up accusations and have been persecuted illegally. This includes women, children and sick prisoners. The continuation of detaining those segments of prisoners is illegal as per international law, especially the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” stated Waleed.

In the same context, the family of Dirar Abu Sisi, who was kidnapped in Ukraine over 2 years ago, called on the Palestinian Authority to include Dirar within the list of names predicted to be freed. Abu sisi has been subject to constant torture and interrogation which caused him health complications.


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