Premier calls for immediate release of Palestinians in Israeli detention

With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in Israel, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called today for the immediate release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention, especially the sick prisoners and those suffering permanent diseases.

“We will send a message to the ICRC to ask them to work to release the prisoners and ensure their safety, as well as ensure that Israel Prisoner Service maintains public safety measures to protect our prisoners,” Shtayyeh said in a Facebook post.

He said the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission will follow up with humanitarian and legal frameworks to ensure the safety of the prisoners.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency