199 human rights networks and institutions hold Israel responsible for the lives of the six re-arrested prisoners

199 human rights networks and institutions have held Israel responsible for the lives and safety of the six prisoners who liberated themselves from Gilboa prison and who were re-arrested by the Israeli occupation authorities.

The Palestinian and Arab networks and institutions said in their statement, today, Monday, that they view with great seriousness the testimonies of the lawyers of the re-arrested prisoners who succeeded in liberating from the Israeli “Gilboa” prison, namely: (Mahmoud Al-Ardah, Muhammad Al-Ardah, Zakaria Al-Zubaidi, Yaqoub Qadri, and Ayham Kammji). and Munahid Anfa’at), as according to the testimony of lawyers, the occupation forces assaulted them harshly from the moment of arrest, causing multiple bodily injuries, which necessitated the transfer of some of them to the hospital in a difficult condition as a result of the use of unjustified violence and crimes of torture against them. They are also deprived of sleep, and interrogated After they were completely stripped, according to the information provided so far, in addition to some of them being threatened with death by the interrogators, and the arbitrary arrest of their relatives for the purposes of revenge.

And she continued: The practices aim to break their resolve and will, and are in violation of the provisions of international humanitarian law and international human rights law and their established principles related to persons deprived of liberty and the right not to be subjected to all forms of torture, humiliating and cruel treatment and ill-treatment, in particular Article (5) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Articles (7, 9, 40) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Articles (12–32) of the Third Geneva Convention of 1949, and Articles (90-98) of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and the Convention against All Forms of Torture and Other Forms of Treatment cruel or degrading treatment, and General Assembly Resolution No. (30/D/3452) of 1975 guaranteeing the protection of all persons from being subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

The human rights organizations stressed that the settler-colonial occupation and the racist apartheid regime itself is a crime, and the escape from its prisons is motivated by the desire for liberation and emancipation and out of national dignity as well as a moral duty, protected by international conventions and conventions, whether the Brussels Declaration of 1874 or the Hague Convention 1907 or the Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions, What has happened in many democratic countries, in addition to criminalizing torture against all persons and at all times expressly prohibiting the torture of prisoners/detainees who take their freedom from prisons in particular, and only punishing escapes that cause damage to property and lives, so how about the existence of the whole occupation and its prisons is a crime ongoing.

She emphasized that the continuation of the detention itself contradicts the essence and explicitness of Article (118) of the Third Geneva Convention regarding the release of prisoners of war, which necessitated their release without delay.

And she said: “Israel” is the occupying power, the only country with the United States that has legalized and officially legalized torture, and the “Knesset” in 1987 approved the recommendations of the Landau Committee regarding this, and the recommendations authorized Israeli officers and interrogators to use torture under the name “physical pressure / interrogation.” Enhanced,” while the Supreme Court issued Decision No. (94/5100) in 1999, which confirmed the use of “special means of physical pressure” in the event of an imminent security threat, to return in 2018 and expand this to include cases that do not pose an imminent security threat, with great emphasis Clarity on the integration of the pillars of the colonial system, at the core of which are the legislative and judicial authorities.

The human rights organizations stressed that the Israeli colonial self’s view of itself as degenerate, lofty and above the law, and the policy of impunity, is an essential part of the continuation of these practices without regard, which requires confronting it with firmness and rigor by bringing criminals to justice and redressing the victims, and makes international official silence A direct partner in collusion.

And it called for the formation of an independent, impartial and impartial international investigation committee of competencies with proven experience, to stand on the circumstances and circumstances of the arrest of the liberated prisoners in preparation for holding the perpetrators of violations accountable, the peoples in Arab countries in all countries, and the Arab communities abroad to form a state of pressure and effective advocacy for the prisoners and detainees in the prisons of the occupation By rallying in various fields and raising their cause through social media platforms, to support and support them.

It called on the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to fulfill their roles under the first common article in ensuring respect for the conventions, and transforming the legal duty under the conventions into actual behavior and practice, through maximum pressure on the occupying power for the purposes of accountability and deterrence.

She stressed the need for the International Criminal Court, which has jurisdiction and jurisdiction in the occupied Palestinian territory, to prosecute the perpetrators of the crime of torture and to expand the scope of responsibility for it to include anyone who contributes in any way to it and to benefit from the sworn testimonies of Palestinian human rights institutions.

It urged the League of Arab States and its various arms to play their role in supporting and supporting the prisoners and detainees, and activating their issues at the international level, and the need for the United Nations special rapporteurs, headed by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, and the Special Rapporteur on torture and other forms of treatment or abuse. Cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment, with their active roles in shedding light on the crimes of systematic torture that are practiced against Palestinian prisoners and detainees, and raising the issue on the widest scale in the corridors of the United Nations.

The institutions stressed the importance of following up the conditions of prisoners and detainees and their families in all fields, and providing support and care for them from official and civil authorities, especially at the psychological, health, social and legal levels.

She called for strengthening and activating the role of the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Commission, and supporting it so that it plays a greater role in caring for prisoners and detainees and responding to their needs, as it is the official Palestinian framework responsible for this, in addition to the role of the Palestinian Regular Bar Association and the Arab Lawyers Union in bringing Israeli war criminals to justice and the role of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate in Expose the practices of the occupation, promote the Palestinian diplomacy to highlight the issue of prisoners in Israeli prisons in international forums, and work to mobilize international support and advocacy towards the maintenance and preservation of their human rights and to stop the systematic crimes of torture practiced against them.

It also called on Palestinian, Arab and international civil society organizations to play their roles in the field of monitoring and documentation, to exert pressure and solidarity advocacy efforts, and to benefit from the membership of the coalitions in which they participate, with regard to the crimes of torture that prisoners and detainees are subjected to and pressure towards their release.

The institutions called on the Human Rights Council at the United Nations to adopt the proposals of the Palestinian delegate in Geneva and to form a committee to investigate the violations against Palestinian prisoners in the prisons of the Israeli occupation, and the International Committee of the Red Cross to assume its legal and humanitarian duties and responsibilities and to play its role effectively in communicating with prisoners and detainees and supervising and controlling their conditions prisons and inform their families of their situation.

She stressed the need for traditional and modern Arab media to shed light on the issue of prisoners and detainees on a permanent basis, in the context of mobilizing public opinion to rally around their issues.


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