The researcher of Prisoners Affairs Mr. Abdul Nasser Farawana, has confirmed that the arrests did not stop after the recent prisoner exchange deal between Hamas Movement and the occupation, pointing out to the continuing arrests in a daily bias .
In statistical made by competent researcher that the total number of prisoners after a recent exchange deal reached 2000 arrests in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.
Farawana showed that the arrests increased markedly, so the occupation did not abide by the terms of the deal nor international standards and human rights, pointing to arrest ten people from ex-detainees who were released in the latest deal between Hamas and occupation under the Egyptian auspices including the freed prisoner Hana Shalabi deported to the Gaza Strip, also threatens to re-arrest the released prisoners.
He added that the occupation did not commit to any improvement of the living conditions of the prisoners in Israeli jails, but on the contrary the most difficult procedures motivated by revenge, while there is a group of prisoners still on hunger strike to protest the poor conditions in prisons.
“The occupation wants to take away the released prisoners and their families the joy of victory.”, he said
Also the visits of prisoners for their sons in prisons has become difficult , and the number of persons banned from visits increased recently after ending deals exchanges until it reached nearly a third of the prisoners, under the security arguments and pretexts by occupation, pointing out that there are a lot of families of prisoners was arrested at Erez crossing while heading abroad for treatment or even if accompanying patients, in addition to the kidnapping some of people from the city of Rafah, Maghazi and Altwam and after 3-4 days inform their families in their whereabouts.
He pointed to the arrest of fishermen on an almost daily basis, and the confiscation of their property.
Farawana called the occupation to stop the arbitrary practices against the Palestinian prisoners in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and appealed to government institutions and human rights and all the institutions of the local community and civil society to support the issue of prisoners as a religious and national duty.
(www.moi.gov.ps / 06.09.2012)
Posted on September 6, 2012 by altahrir