Thursday, April 23, 2009

Farwana asks Arab League to activate Damascus summit resolution on prisoners

[ 23/04/2009 - 09:57 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Abdul Nasser Farwana, the former prisoner in Israeli occupation jails, has called on the Arab League secretary general Amr Mousa to activate the Arab summit resolution passed in Damascus last year to mark 17th April as the Palestinian prisoner's day.

Farwana, who is a researcher in prisoners' affairs, hoped that Mousa would adopt practical steps to vitalize this decision in order to shed light on the issue of Palestinian prisoners on the Arab official and popular levels.

He noted, however, that the decision was not implemented as 17th April passed without Arab activities in solidarity with those prisoners.

The ex-detainee said that the Israeli occupation authority was escalating its measures against those prisoners, which made marking that day more urgent.

For her part, Hamas MP Mona Mansour expressed dismay in a press release on Wednesday at the absence of any serious action to release the Palestinian MPs held in IOA jails.

She said, during a reception for the liberated MP Ahmed Al-Haj in Nablus after two years in IOA jails, that all PA concerned parties along with local and international institutions should accord more importance to the issue of those MPs.

In a related development, Israeli occupation forces arrested 16-year-old Maymona Jibril at the Ofer jail while visiting her detained brother.

The society of liberated prisoners said on Wednesday that the IOF soldiers beat up the girl at the pretext she was carrying a knife, adding that all visits were called off because of the incident.