Hundreds of Palestinians marched through the streets of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, on Saturday evening in support of the Palestinian freedom fighters who escaped the Israeli prison of Gilboa on Monday.
The protesters chanted slogans in support of the heroism of the six prisoners who managed to escape through a tunnel before four of them were recaptured, as well as other slogans that condemned the ongoing Israeli brutality towards the Palestinian freedom fighters in Israeli jails.
Watch | Hundreds of Palestinians take part in a rally in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, in support of the #Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli detention, today.#GilboaPrisonBreak pic.twitter.com/INiUYFGYhZ
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) September 11, 2021
Qaddura Faris, the head of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), told the protesters that the Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli detention are now facing a great danger, and that more popular action was needed to press Israel to end its crackdown on the prisoners.
The head of the High Commission for the Follow-up of Prisoners Affairs, Amin Shoman, also addressed the protesters. He called on all human rights institutions to monitor the conditions of the prisoners who were recaptured last night, and held Israel fully responsible for their lives.
“The Israeli reaction will be unusual and in violation of all international laws and norms. [Israel] will try to take revenge on those prisoners who broke out of Gilboa Prison in a blow to the Israeli security apparatus.”
— The Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) September 11, 2021
Over 4,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons have been facing an Israeli repressive campaign following the escape of the six Palestinian freedom fighters from Gilboa prison on Monday. Four of the six prisoners have been caught last night and this morning while the remaining two are still at large.
Last week, in response to the Israeli crackdown, the prisoners set fire to detention cells inside the Israeli prisons of Ofer and Kzi’ot in protest against the IPS measures, which included sending many prisoners to solitary confinement and restricting prisoners’ access to essential services.
(WAFA, PC, Social Media)