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Detainees commission calls on International Community to end Israeli crimes against Palestinian prisoners

Saturday 11/August/2018 - 08:46 AM
Sada El Balad
edited by: Basant Ahmed
Chairman of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission، Qadri Abu Baker، Wednesday called on the international community to promptly intervene to put an end to the continued Israeli crimes committed against Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails، slamming such crimes as 'openly scandalous practices'، WAFA reported.

This came following a visit to released Palestinian prisoner Mohammed al-Rimawi، a resident of Beit Rima village، north of Ramallah، in the Palestinian Medical Complex (PMC) in Ramallah، where al-Rimawi was admitted after his release following 20 consecutive days of strike.

Al-Rimawi embarked on an open-ended hunger strike on the first day of his detention، in protest of his re-detention and the cruel methods of investigation he was subjected to following his re-detention; only six months after his release. Al-Rimawi spent three years in Israeli jails and was released almost six months ago.

According to al-Rimawi’s affidavit، he was subjected to harsh conditions while in detention and his medical health was not taken into consideration، which noticeably declined following 20 consecutive days of hunger strike.

Al-Rimawi’s father، Nimer، 54، who was also detained and placed at Ashkelon investigation center as a means of pressuring his son to confess to the charges against him، was also released on Tuesday evening.

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