Thursday, April 21, 2011

MP Attoun calls for internationalizing issue of Palestinian prisoners

[ 19/04/2011 - 01:59 PM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Palestinian lawmaker Ahmed Attoun stressed the importance of internationalizing the issue of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and recruiting a galaxy of jurists to take every legal action against Israel for its ongoing violations against them.
Attoun, one of three officials taking refuge at the Red Cross headquarters in occupied Jerusalem, stated on Tuesday that many Palestinian prisoners have spent long years of their life in prison and could be considered the world's oldest prisoners who serve such long terms behind bars.
The MP criticized the Palestinian authority and its negotiators for ignoring the issue of Palestinian prisoners, saying the PA officials committed a crime against the prisoners when they overlooked their issue and did not give it priority.
He pointed out that some sort of Arab and international moves in support of Palestinian prisoners, albeit belated, started to come to the surface lately, but unfortunately they are not yet as strong as the moves in solidarity with the captive Israeli soldier.