Palestinian terrorists are "soldiers in the battle" against Israel, says PLO
Video posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs
Chairman of the PA-funded Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares: “The Palestinian national movement and the Palestinian national and Islamic factions – [the prisoners] fought after receiving instructions from them. They are their soldiers in the battle. The deliberate medical neglect (sic., see note below regarding the PA libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners) is a policy in which all the occupation state’s institutions are involved: the politicians, the Israeli Parliament members, the so-called ‘legal system,’ the army, the security [services], and even the Israeli media are involved in this crime that has begun to surprise us in a more troubling manner.”
Libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners - the PA claims that Israel abuses Palestinian prisoners, through medical neglect, medical experiments, and by intentionally infecting them with diseases. However, the International Red Cross regularly visits these prisoners and has not documented or accused Israel of any of these claims. Likewise, lists of demands occasionally issued by the prisoners during hunger strikes - such as during one in 2011 - include no demands relating to these claims. PMW has documented prisoners talking about how they "lack nothing" in the prisons, and that "the worst thing about Israeli prison" is riding in a prison vehicle that has no padding on the seat. When PMW contacted the Israeli Ministry of Health in 2007 regarding PA claims of medical experiments on prisoners, the ministry responded: "Clinical testing on prisoners in prison was never approved, never performed, and is most certainly not taking place at present."