RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority cabinet called Tuesday upon the United Nations to mobilize immediately to exert serious pressure on Israel to release all Palestinian detainees.
called particularly for Israel to free veteran prisoners, affirming in a
statement that at the same time Israel should treat detainees according
to international conventions and covenants by granting them their
rights stipulated in those agreements.
On the occasion of
Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, the cabinet expressed the solidarity of the
National Authority and the Palestinian people with the prisoners in
their struggle and strike for basic rights.
ending the strip-search policy, collective punishment and deprivation of
visitations, prohibition of secondary and higher education, denial of
newspaper access, continuous cell attacks and maltreatment."