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Palestine: ‘Hamas strives for release of Palestinian detainees’

The Palestinian Hamas group stressed Friday its determination to set free Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, Anadolu Agency reports. The group continues its efforts to defend the rights of Palestinians in Israeli prisons through political and legal means, Maher Salah, the head of Hamas in the Palestinian diaspora, said in a written statement on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Hamas is …

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Haniyeh: Hamas will not abandon Palestinian prisoners wherever they are

The head of Hamas’ political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, said the movement will not abandon Palestinian prisoners detained by Israel or Arab countries, calling on Arab officials and popular organisations to shoulder their responsibilities towards them. Haniyeh made the remarks during two telephone calls with the President of the Arab and International Forum for Justice for Palestine, Maan Bashour,  and the …

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Hamas: ‘We are evaluating the occupation’s seriousness about prisoner swap, terms and names already set’

Hamas political bureau member Mahmoud Al-Zahar confirmed that the movement’s leadership is studying the seriousness of the Israeli occupation authorities’ proposal to conclude a new prisoner exchange deal, pointing out that Hamas has set the conditions and names, in addition to those who should be released first, specifically the sick and the elderly. Al-Zahar revealed in an interview with local …

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Israel holds 200 child prisoners with minimum healthcare provision

The Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs and Ex-Prisoners in Gaza reported yesterday that there are 200 Palestinian children held by Israel in prison who do not receive sufficient healthcare provision. They even lack the necessary protection to help curb the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 at a time when many security officials and prisoners are infected. The ministry provided the details …

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Calls for Israel to release sick Palestinian prisoners

A number of rights groups yesterday launched a petition calling on Israel to release sick Palestinian detainees. The Palestinian Prisoner’s Club and the Center for Defense of Liberties and Civil Rights (Hurryyat) are among those who called for the release of more than 1,000 prisoners, including women, girls, children and the sick. According to the groups, the petition was launched …

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International Women’s Day: 43 Palestinian women held in Israel jails

A statement marking International Women’s Day by the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said there are 43 Palestinian women held in Israeli jails, Palestine Information Center reported. Head of the commission’s studies and documentation unit Abed al-Naser Farwana said that the Israeli occupation authorities have arrested over 16,000 Palestinian women since 1967. Farwana said that the brutal methods used by Israeli …

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Prisoner Arouk discharged from hospital although his health suffering

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs said that the Israeli prison service transferred cancer-stricken prisoner Muwafaq Arouk, 77, from Barzilai Hospital to the Ramla prison infirmary with no regard for his serious health condition. According to the Commission on Wednesday, prisoner Arouk was transferred to the Ramla jail two weeks after he was taken to Barzilai Hospital where …

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Israel reduces amount of bread served to Palestinian prisoners

The Israeli Prison Services (IPS) has decided to reduce food amounts and many other services offered to Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails, Palestinian Prisoner Club (PPC) revealed on Monday. In a statement, the PPC announced that this step is part of Gilad Erdan’s Committee, which decided in 2018 to cancel all the achievements that the prisoners gained throughout their struggle …

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Cancer-stricken prisoner Muwafaq Arouk in serious health condition

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs has sounded the alarm over the serious health condition of cancer-stricken prisoner Muwafaq Arouk, who has been in Barzilai Hospital for 13 days. According to the Commission, prisoner Arouk underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in the intestine about two weeks ago and since then he has been under constant anesthesia, …

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