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PLO accuses Israel of neglecting Palestinian prisoners’ medical care “in order to kill them slowly”
"Prisoner Abu Diak is a victim of the violations and medical crime that the occupation’s Prison Service is deliberately committing against hundreds of sick prisoners, in order to kill them slowly."
Jul 1, 2019
Op-ed in PA daily claims many prisoners have higher education and impregnate their wives while in prison
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza Headline: "The Palestinian prisoners' movement is one of the largest symbols of freedom" "More than a million Palestinians have passed through the Israeli..."
Jan 26, 2019
PLO prisoners’ affairs head: "The prisons are full of honorable cases of prisoners that are completing their bachelor’s and master’s degree studies"
"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr said that the prisoners' will has overcome all of the occupation's steps to harm their determination and kill their aspirations through the punitive laws that it imposes on them that include all areas of their..."
Jan 11, 2019
Imprisoned terrorist completes BA in law
Headline: “A prisoner from Jenin completed a bachelor’s degree in law” “Azmi Sahl Naffa (i.e., terrorist, wounded 4), 24, from Jenin, completed a bachelor’s degree in law from An-Najah National University by correspondence. The prisoner’s family told [the official PA news agency] WAFA that its son,...”
Dec 21, 2018
PA Justice Minister in presence of Sudanese dictator: Israel is carrying out "torture, deprivation, and medical neglect" against Palestinian prisoners; trying to prevent the PA from paying prisoners and Martyrs’ families
"The Council of Arab Ministers of Justice concluded its 34th session yesterday [Nov. 23, 2018], which was held in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, in the presence of His Honor Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir (see note below –Ed.)… [PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak participated in the..."
Nov 24, 2018
PLO Prisoners Commission head: Israel is committing “medical crimes” against Palestinian prisoners and implants “illnesses and pains” into their bodies
Headline: “Abu Bakr: The occupation’s crimes against our prisoners are being committed before the eyes of the world” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr yesterday [Nov. 22, 2018] criticized the international silence over the Israeli occupation’s...”
Nov 23, 2018
Two terrorist murderers graduate university while in prison, are glorified and praised as “knights”
Headline: “Al-Quds Open University and the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs hold a graduation ceremony for two prisoners who received bachelor’s degrees” “Al-Quds Open University and the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs held a graduation ceremony yesterday [Oct. 28, 2018] for prisoners...”
Oct 29, 2018
Terrorist prisoner who planned murder teaches other prisoners international law and human rights
Headline: “Ramallah: A ceremony honoring the prisoners that passed a course in international law in Nafha and Hadarim” “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, in cooperation with The [International] Diplomatic Network of International Law and Human Rights and The Dream Academy, held a...”
Oct 1, 2018
Head of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs praises PA Ministry of Education for “taking care to transfer the matriculation exams” to Palestinians in Israeli prisons
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Education and the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ [Affairs] discussed the cooperation in the field of strengthening the prisoners’ right to education” “Yesterday [Sept. 26, 2018] at the Ministry of Education building, [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education...”
Sep 27, 2018
Hundreds of prisoners and released prisoners study at Al-Quds Open University
Headline: "During a conference regarding The Prisoners' Cause in Modern Palestinian Literature in Ramallah, the speakers recommended strengthening the interest in prisoner literature" "Participants in a conference discussing authors of creative children's books – which was organized by Al-Quds Open..."
Sep 13, 2018
Article in official PA daily claims Israeli prisons are “financial companies whose goal is to impoverish the prisoners,” which constitute “part of the occupation's colonialist economic project” and target Palestinian prisoners
Headline: "The occupation arrested 484 civilians in the month of August" "The prisoner and human rights institutions noted as part of a fact sheet they published yesterday [Sept. 10, 2018] that… the total of what the PA pays for the prisoners’ purchases from the canteens in the prisons has reached..."
Sep 11, 2018
PLO and PA officials express pride in Palestinian prisoners who carry out academic studies; Salaries to terrorists and their families “will not be harmed”
Headline: “Completion of a course on international law and human rights for the prisoners of Nafha Prison” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released [Prisoners’] Afairs Qadri Abu Bakr said that through all the years of the Palestinian struggle, the occupation has violated all of the...”
Aug 17, 2018
PLO Prisoners Commission: Israel is subjecting 4 Palestinian prisoners to “deliberate medical neglect”
Headline: "The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs: The management of Eshel Prison is deliberately neglecting the state of health of 4 sick prisoners" "A report published yesterday [Aug. 12, 2018] by the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs showed that four sick..."
Aug 13, 2018
Head of prisoners’ org: Support of prisoners will continue until the prisons are empty; Israel has policy of “medical neglect” of adult prisoners and policy of “torture and abuse” of child prisoners
“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Major General Qadri Abu Bakr said that the support for the prisoners is continuing until the occupation’s prisons are free of prisoners without exception, and that the commission will continue its work in order to provide...”
Aug 8, 2018
Song, dance, and parties - prison life of released teen prisoner Ahed Tamimi
RT TV reporter: “Tell us in detail how you passed the time; what did you do inside the prisons?” Ahed Tamimi: “As I told you, I did a lot of things: a legal course, we spent a lot of time on that, and matriculation exam studies; I read books; we would sing; we even had joint breakfasts of the...”
Aug 1, 2018
PLO holds event for prisoners’ kids, PLO official: Hundreds of prisoners got academic degrees in prison
Headline: “Ramallah and El-Bireh: Honoring the children of the prisoners who passed the matriculation exams” “Yesterday afternoon [July 23, 2018], the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs and the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, in partnership with the Ramallah and El-Bireh...”
Jul 24, 2018
“More than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners are registered in the Palestinian universities for a bachelor’s degree,” says PLO official
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake on PA TV News: “This year, 900 prisoners in the prisons have also begun to take the matriculation exams, and more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners are registered in the Palestinian universities for a bachelor’s degree. In other words, the...”
Jul 23, 2018
Researcher accuses Israel of torturing Palestinian prisoners, in order to “eradicate everything that is Palestinian”
Headline: "Gaza: Jurists call to document the Israeli crimes of torture against our prisoners" "Researcher [and expert on prisoners' affairs] Majdi Salem said in his speech [participating in a panel at the Muhjata Al-Quds Foundation for International Day in Support of Victims of Torture] that..."
Jun 27, 2018