Fatah Central Committee member: Terrorist prisoners are POWs, Israel commits "racist" actions against Palestinian youth
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - May 2, 2017

 
Headline: “Ramallah hosted different activities to accompany the 15th day of the prisoners’ [hunger] strike”
     “As part of the scheduled weekly program, and in light of the decision of the workers associations and unions to dedicate the May 1 (i.e., International Workers’ Day) events to the prisoners this year, the National Committee of Support for the [Prisoners’ Hunger] Strike called to hold a mass sit-in strike opposite the UN headquarters, in order to convey the voice and message of the prisoners…
Fatah Movement Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen… said that the sit-in strike opposite the UN headquarters in Ramallah was held in order to demand that the member states of the international body [UN] pressure Israel to implement the third and fourth Geneva Conventions for the Palestinian prisoners as they are prisoners of war, and to condemn the racist Israeli actions against the young Palestinians.”

Red Cross rebuts Palestinian claims that Israel commits “executions” and is an “apartheid state" or that it denies basic human rights – Jacques De Maio, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, rejected claims that Israel carries out “extrajudicial killings” or is an "apartheid state" in an interview with the Israeli news site Ynet on April 26, 2017. De Maio said: “We came to the unequivocal conclusion that there are no shoot to kill orders of suspects by IDF (i.e., the Israeli army), as some political elements tried to convince us. Rules of engagement have not changed, and became even stricter.” Regarding claims of apartheid, De Maio said: “No, there is no apartheid here, no regime of superiority of race, of denial of basic human rights to a group of people because of their alleged racial inferiority.”