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    Palestinians rally to show support for prisoners in Israeli jails


    by PressTV

    Activists from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad rallied near the Israeli controlled Erez crossing in northern Gaza in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners inside the Israeli regime’s jails and detention centers.
    Thousands of Palestinians are being held in Israeli jails some without being charged or even facing trial.

    Dozens of prisoners suffer from medical negligence and from life threatening diseases.

    Last month alone Israeli forces arrested over three hundred Palestinians.
    Islamic Jihad officials called on all military wings to capture Israeli soldiers in order to secure the release of Palestinian prisoners.

    Prisoners’ advocacy groups accused the International community of turning a blind eye to what they describe as Israeli crimes against Palestinian prisoners.

    The Islamic Jihad’s Muhjat Alquds foundation which provides support for families of Palestinian prisoners called for stepping up diplomatic efforts to shed light on the suffering of prisoners.

    The apartheid Israeli regime has for long violated international laws and norms regarding the treatment of prisoners.

    The issue of prisoners inside Israeli jails is very emotive for Palestinians who consider them as heroes and freedom fighters.