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PLO Head of Prisoners’ Commission: Israel is carrying out “incitement” campaign against imprisoned Palestinian terrorists to isolate them, prisoners are freedom fighters
Headline: "Karake: The prisoners must be legally protected from the Israeli targeted attack against their standing as freedom prisoners" "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that Israel and its right-wing government are striving to eradicate..."
Oct 16, 2016
Fatah spokesman: Israel murders prisoners through "deliberate medical neglect"
"The Fatah Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ [Affairs] in the Gaza Strip reemphasized its loyalty to the relatives of the Martyrs (Shahids) and those imprisoned in the Israeli occupation's prisons, who are dying while still expecting the moment of the last separation from or meeting..."
Oct 2, 2016
PA ministers eulogize murderer and blame his death on Israel's "policy of medical negligence" towards prisoners
Headline: “Hamdallah paid a condolence visit to [the family of] Martyr Hamdouni at the head of a government delegation” “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah paid a condolence visit yesterday [Sept. 29, 2016] in the village of Ya’abad in the Jenin district, to [the family of] Martyr (Shahid) prisoner...”
Sep 30, 2016
PLO prisoners’ commission director: Israel spreads diseases among Palestinian prisoners
Headline: “Karake: The deliberate death (sic) of prisoners [taking place] in the occupation’s prisons must be stopped” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake held the occupation state responsible for the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of prisoner Yasser...”
Sep 27, 2016
Interviewee on PA TV: Israelis have no mercy, they do more than Hitler to the Palestinians"
Official PA TV News, interview with Director of the Abu Jihad Center for Prisoners’ Affairs at Al-Quds University Fahd Al-Hajj, on the death of terrorist prisoner Yasser Hamdouni and the treatment of jailed terrorists Director of the Abu Jihad Center for Prisoners’ Affairs at Al-Quds University...
Sep 27, 2016
Abbas' office mourns terrorist and prays that Allah "wrap the Martyr in his great mercy and let him dwell in Paradise;" PA accuses Israel of "medical negligence" in death
Headline: “The presidential office announces the death of Martyr Hamdouni: Peace will not be achieved unless the prisons are emptied” “The [PA] presidential office announced the death of heroic prisoner Yasser Dhiab Hamdouni, who died as a Martyr (Shahid) yesterday morning [Sept. 25, 2016] from a...”
Sep 26, 2016
Official PA spokesman: Prisoner's death was result of Israeli "policy of medical neglect and slow killing"
Headline: “The government announced the death of Martyr Hamdouni and held the occupation responsible” “The [PA] national unity government led by [Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah announced the death of prisoner Yasser Dhiab Hamdouni, who died as a Martyr (Shahid) this morning, Sunday [Sept. 25,...”
Sep 25, 2016
PLO official: Israel has “barbaric and racist” policy toward Palestinian prisoners, carries out “arbitrary summary executions”
Headline: “Karake demands that the UN send an investigative committee for the occupation’s crimes against the prisoners” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that one of the reasons for the tension and anger on the Palestinian street and the...”
Sep 22, 2016
PLO official: Israeli "harassment, torture, severe treatment [and] medical negligence" turns prisoners into "disabled people"
Headline: “Farwaneh: The occupation strives to turn the prisoners into disabled people or ‘bodies whose burial is delayed’” “Head of the Studies and Documentation Unit in the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs and member of the committee appointed to manage the affairs of...”
Sep 1, 2016
Fatah official: Israel injects prisoners with muscular dystrophy, claims similar case happened to Arafat
Headline: “Zaki: An Israeli injection is what caused the disease of fighter Na’im Al-Shawamreh and his death as a Martyr” “Fatah Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki] said: ‘The battle with the occupation is open, and we must not let internal...”
Aug 18, 2016
Fatah: Closing PA TV and Ma’an TV satellite channels in Israeli prisons and prohibiting “brave prisoners” from watching them is a “barbaric act”
Headline: “Fatah and its Shabiba condemned the ban on [broadcasting] the Palestine and Ma’an satellite channels in the occupation’s prisons” “The Fatah Movement said that the closure of PA TV and Ma’an TV satellite channels in the Israeli prisons and the prohibiting our brave prisoners from...”
Aug 2, 2016
PA daily cites PLO minister: "Wage war" using "all forms of resistance" to release prisoners from Israel's "oppression and abuse"
Headline: “Ramallah: Sit-in strike and rally as a sign of support for [Bilal] Kayed and the [hunger] striking prisoners” “Dozens of activists and family members of prisoners, led by officials and leaders, yesterday [July 26, 2016] held a sit-in strike at the tent in Martyr Yasser Arafat Square in...”
Jul 27, 2016
PLO Head of Prisoners’ Affairs visits families of imprisoned terrorists, accuses Israel of “medical neglect” of Palestinian prisoners
Headline: “[Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa] Karake visits several families of prisoners from Bethlehem” “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake and a delegation of released prisoners visited several families of prisoners in the Bethlehem district...”
Jun 20, 2016
Senior PLO official to South American delegation: Israel is "fascist… carries out ethnic cleansing against prisoners"
Headline: “Karake: Israel is a fascist state” “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said yesterday, Wednesday [May 25, 2016], during a meeting with a delegation including 20 parliament members and jurists from South American countries (Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, and...”
May 25, 2016
PLO official: Israel commits “unfair crimes against Palestinian prisoners” and is committing “summary executions”
Headline: “Karake: The prisoners will pay the price of the implementation of the death sentence bill proposed by [Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor] Liberman” “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake warned against the ratification of the bill for the death sentence of...”
May 23, 2016
Fatah celebrates "hero" murderer of 24, claims he was tortured "physically and mentally" by Israel while in prison
"Who is the comrade and the international revolutionary Kozo Okamoto? From Japan... a group of fighters came, who carried out one of the most famous self-sacrificing operations of the 20th century. 26 Israelis were killed and more than 80 were wounded [in the Israeli airport]... He was sentenced to..."
May 18, 2016
Official PA daily claims Israel intentionally neglects the medical needs of Palestinian prisoners
Headline: "180 need operations, 25 are suffering from cancer, and 70 are physically and mentally disabled – the medical neglect is an intentional [Israeli] policy which turns prisoners’ light illnesses deadly" "1,700 sick [Palestinian] prisoners are sitting in the occupation's (i.e., Israel's)..."
May 11, 2016
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: Israel’s “crimes” against Palestinian prisoners “are considered war crimes and crimes against humanity”
Headline: “Karake met with a delegation of Palestinians from Chile” “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ and Released Prisoners Affairs Issa Karake briefed a delegation of Palestinians from Chile regarding the prisoners’ cause, and gave them a detailed explanation of all the crimes and attacks...”
May 3, 2016
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners Affairs: Israel decided to kill every prisoner who hunger strikes
Headline: “Karake to Al-Quds: There was a decision to assassinate prisoner Al-Qiq, and it was the prisoners’ movement that settled his [hunger] strike” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake revealed that Israel decided to kill every prisoner who...”
Mar 2, 2016
Official PA TV claim Israel carries out medical experiments on prisoners
Official PA TV News report on medical experiments the PA claims Israel carries out on prisoners Official PA TV reporter: “It is not surprising that prisoners in the occupations’ prisons are suffering from various illnesses, mainly cancer, which has recently begun to spread through their ranks. The...”
Dec 28, 2015
Released Prisoners' Committee condemns decision to add Nachshon Wachsman's kidnapper-murderers to US terror watch list
Headline: “Gaza: The Prisoners’ Committee condemned the American decision against the released prisoners” “The Released Prisoners’ Committee of the National and Islamic Forces in the Gaza Strip yesterday [Sept. 17, 2015] condemned the decision of the American State Department to put the names of...”
Sep 18, 2015
PA official: Terrorist prisoners who together killed 12 deserve pity on Ramadan because "the holiday is bitter and difficult" in the Israeli prisons
Headline: "In the homes of the prisoners the atmosphere and joy of the holiday is missing" "After 33 years of imprisonment, Eid El-Fitr this year, 2015, will be the 65th holiday of the prisoners Karim Younes and his cousin Maher Younes from the village of Arah in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel)..."
Jul 13, 2015
PA daily reports on conference claiming Israel carries out “surgeries and medical experiments” on prisoners
Headline: “The ‘Creations That Overcame the Chains’ conference opened with a call to refer the prisoners’ issue to the International Criminal Court” “Speakers called to refer the prisoners’ issue to the International Criminal Court… This was during the fifth annual conference Creations That...”
Jun 16, 2015
PA government: Death of released prisoner at age 82 shines spotlight on Israel's "policy of medical neglect"
Headline: “The government expressed sorrow over the death of prisoner Sami Younes” “The [Fatah-Hamas] national unity government expressed sorrow yesterday [June 11, 2015] over the death of released prisoner Sami Younes from the village of Arara in the Triangle (a concentration of Israeli-Arab towns...”
Jun 12, 2015
PLO: Proposed Israeli law increasing jail sentences for stone throwers that target moving cars is “racist”
Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs condemned the punishing of prisoners and stone throwers” “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs condemned today [June 1, 2015], Monday morning, the fact that the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation of the extremist Israeli...”
Jun 1, 2015