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Gazans mark 1st anniversary of the Gilboa prison break

Ashraf Shannon
Press TV, Gaza

Palestinians have staged a rally in front of the Red Cross office in Gaza to mark the first anniversary of the Gilboa prison break also known as the Freedom Tunnel operation.

In September of last year, six Palestinian detainees escaped from the Gilboa maximum security prisons in occupied northern Palestine. They managed to get out through an underground tunnel in the prison's drainage system.

Hamas resistance movement has vowed to secure the release of Palestinian detainees.

The Israeli regime violates all the rights and freedoms granted to prisoners by the Fourth Geneva Convention. The Israeli Prison Service keeps Palestinian inmates under deplorable conditions.

The prisoners have also been subjected to systematic torture and harassment.

Palestinian prisoners regularly go on hunger strikes in protest at the regime’s administrative detention policy and harsh conditions. Palestinians are calling on the international community to come out of its silence and help Palestinian prisoners.

Currently around 5,000 Palestinians, including children and women, are languishing inside Israeli jails.

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

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