Sun 08 Oct 2023 9:17 pm - Jerusalem Time

Fares calls on UN and the Red Cross to provide protection for Palestinian detainees

The head of the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Authority, Qaddoura Fares, called on Sunday evening the United Nations and all its affiliated agencies, and the International Committee of the Red Cross, to take immediate action to assume their humanitarian and moral responsibilities towards male and female detainees in Israeli occupation prisons.

Fares said, in a press statement, “The data that reaches us from inside prisons and detention centers is worrying and dangerous, as tension are the master of the situation, as retaliatory measures are being imposed on them that include all aspects of life, which began in the prisons of: Ofer, Negev, Megiddo, and Damoun. This is done by implementing punitive and taunting steps, such as reducing the duration of the spree, preventing going out to shower in sections outside the rooms, distributing food, letting out only one prisoner to do this task in a short time, canceling visits by families and lawyers, and resorting to automatic extensions for new detainees for eight days, according to a decision issued by the Minister. Israeli Yariv Levin, seizing electrical appliances, withdrawing television channels, and other measures that became a fait accompli in less than 48 hours.”

Fares stressed the necessity of sending a full international protection mission to Israeli prisons and detention centers, closely monitoring the practices of the prison administration and intelligence, and not allowing them to monopolize our detainees.

He warned against continuing to exploit the ongoing war to harm male and female detainees, and that resorting to reactions and exaggeration in measures on the ground will be met with confrontation and confrontation, whatever the cost.

Fares saluted the male and female detainees inside the occupation prisons, and praised their patience, steadfastness and sacrifices, stressing that “we are living in a new phase,” and expressed his hope that they would all be liberated from the occupation prisons soon.


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Fares calls on UN and the Red Cross to provide protection for Palestinian detainees