European Conference Calls for Plight of Palestinian Prisoners to be Globalized

Many Palestinian children are serving time in Israeli jails. (Photo: via Alalam, file)

The third European Conference to advocate for prisoners of Palestine yesterday stated that the plight of Palestinian prisoners must be internationalized until Israel is forced to abide by human rights law and put an end to violations against prisoners.

The meeting held in Brussels, Belgium, was attended by the Mission of Palestine to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, Palestinian MP Qais Abdul Karim Abu Leila, a representative of the PLO Department of Expatriates Affairs, Mahmoud Zabin and Qaddoura Fares, head of the Prisoners’ Club, in addition to representatives of institutions and human rights groups.

Khaled Hamad, General Coordinator of the European Alliance in Defense of Palestinian Detainees, highlighted the Alliance’s continuing efforts to draw attention internationally to the issues of Palestinian prisoners and to defend them and their families in all European and international forums.

The international community and human rights organizations were called on by the Chairman of Prisoners Affairs committee, Issa Qaraqe, to intervene and provide protection for Palestinian prisoners who live in severe danger due to growing Israeli fascism, extremism and vengeance.

Member of the Palestinian National Council, Nader Sakka, called on the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the Palestinian National Authority and regional and Islamic parties to intensify their efforts to globalize the prisoners’ cause until Israel is compelled to abide by international human rights laws and to put an end to its violations against them.


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