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Palestinian NGOs express solidarity with prisoners in Israeli jails

Ashraf Shannon
Press TV, Gaza

People in the blockaded Gaza Strip have attended a big rally in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners. The event was organized by the Palestinian non-governmental organizations network.

The network represents around 140 Palestinian civil society organizations.

Protesting in front of the Red Cross office, people slammed the international silence in the face of the Palestinian prisoners’ plight.

Palestinian prisoners are facing inhumane and degrading conditions inside Israeli jails. They also suffer from prolonged solitary confinement and administrative detention.

Currently around five thousand Palestinians, including children and women, are languishing inside Israeli jails.

Israel’s Prison Service continues to violate international laws and norms regarding the treatment of prisoners.

Experts say that Tel-Aviv’s detention practices are inflicting great suffering on thousands of Palestinian prisoners.

Prisoners’ advocates have blamed the international community for applying double standards when it comes to the rights of Palestinians.

People here consider Palestinians held in Israeli jails as political prisoners and freedom fighters who continue to suffer under the nose of the international community.

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