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Israel Should Be Held Accountable For Ashraf Abu Thra'

UFree Network: Israel Should Be Held Accountable For Killing Former Prisoner Ashraf Abu Thra'
UFree Network | Media Centre
Link: http://ufree-p.net/index.php/site/index/news/150/3

UFree Network to defend the rights of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails expresses its deep sorrow and grief over the death of former Palestinian prisoner Ashraf Abu Thra'. Ashraf has died last night, Monday 21st Jan. 2013, after two months of being released from Israel jails.
At this instance UFree holds Israeli occupation state and the Israeli prisoner authorities responsible for his death as he was ill in the prison for 6 years and a half. Hence, he was only released when they were aware of his deteriorating health conditions and that he might die any moment.
“All evidences cue that Israel was behind the assassination of Abu Thra' as they kept him in the prison for a long time despite his poor health conditions. He was only released when Israel realised that his life was at critical stage and he might die any moment. Let alone, he was not given the proper health care required and there was clear intentional obliviousness in treating him.” Said UFree Network.

According to Mohammad Hamdan, Chairman of UFree, Israeli occupation state is not committed to International law concerning prisoners. He added that Israeli actions are flagrant violation of article 92 of the fourth Geneva Convention of 1949.

“We are worried about the lives of the rest of Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails. We are grieved by the death of Ashraf and share these sad moments with his family. We will continue our work to expose Israel in conjunction of our free world until our prisoners are freed. We will not wait until they are killed by Israel. Today Abu Thra' is dead and recently there was Zuhair Abu Lubada and Zakaria Issa Dawood.” Said Hamdan.

It is remarkable that there 1000 Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israel jails who suffer from different diseases and health problems. Around 13 of them suffer from cancer, 90 suffer from heart and diabetes diseases. While 18 suffer from Kidney and heart failure. Meanwhile, dozens are handicap or suffer from psychological problems, all of which need proper and extensive health care yet Israel is turning blind eye. In the prisons, it is rare where prisoners find good health care.

Accordingly, UFree Network calls on International Human Rights organisations like ICRC and WHO to bear their responsibility and save Palestinian prisoners. Certainly, there is great medical and health care shortage and lives of many prisoners at risk while Israel is procrastinating to provide it.

UFree Network | Media Centre
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UFree Network is an independent European-wide human rights network; set up to defend the rights of Palestinian political prisoners and detainees.

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