Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ghoul: Thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails facing slow death

[ 05/03/2011 - 07:02 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Palestinian minister of prisoners' affairs Mohammed Al-Ghoul has said that Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation authority (IOA) jails were constantly persecuted and harassed by the prison administrations.
He told the PIC in an interview on Friday that the lives of those prisoners in IOA jails have turned into hell, as the IOA prison administrations invent new methods to deprive them of their simplest human rights.
The minister said that the IOA was depriving more than 1500 sick prisoners from necessary treatment in what he described as deliberate medical neglect, adding that those prisoners were facing slow death.
The IOA denies family visits to thousands of prisoners in flagrant violation of the fourth Geneva Convention, which allows monthly and periodical visits, Ghoul said.
He also pointed to the continued detention of 12 elected MPs without any consideration to their status and parliamentary immunity.